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[1900 



CITY COtTNCIL, 

CHICAGO. ^D^.i^^ 

Regular Meeting, October 1, 1900. 



OFFICIAL RECORD. 

Published by authority of the City Council of the 
City of Chicago, October 5, 1900. 

Present — His Honor, the Mayor, and Aid. 
Kenna, Coughlin, Pike, Thompson, Ailing, 
Dixon, Foreman, Jackson, Blake (5th ward), 
Kent, McCormick, Martin, Brenner, Fick, 
Garry,Novak (8th ward) , Hurt, Byrne, Novak 
(10th ward), Brennan (10th ward), Duddle- 
ston, Finn, Patterson, Gary, Fowler, Bos, 
Beilfuss, Hallstrom, Rayraer, Smulski, Kunz, 
Johnson, Oberndorf, Brennan (18th ward), 
Conlon, Morris, Powers, Pettibone, Eisfeldt, 
Werno, Herrmann, Smith, Goldzier, Peter- 
son, Olson, Helm, Minwegen, Butler, Willis- 
ton, Blake (26th ward), Kuester, Keeney, 
Wulff, Rector, Hackley, Russell, Carey, Ze- 
man, Boyd, Eidmann, Badenoch, Nelson, 
Mayor, Watkins, Jones, Bennett and Hunter, 

Absent — Aid. Maypole, Corkery and Race. 

MINUTES.' 

Aid. Jackson moved that the minutes of 



the regular meeting held September 24, 1900, 
be approved without being read. 

The motion prevailed. 

REPORTS OV CITY OFFICERS. 

His Honor, the Mayor, submitted his re^ 
port of releases from the House of Correc- 
tion from September 22 to September 29, 1900, 
which was 

Placed on file. 

ALSO, 

The following vet© message: 

Mayor's Office, ) 
October 1st, 1900. \ 

To the ITonorahle, the City Council: 

Gejsitlemen — I herewith return, without 
my approval, an ordinance passed by your Hon- 
orable Body at its last meeting, changing the 
name of Fake street to Harrison avenue, for 
the reason that there is already a Harrison 
street, and it is against public policy to have 
two streets with the same name. I would 



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huu'UfNt tliiil IhlH •nllniinco Itc referred to thu 
(NtiiiiiillttKf on Hlnu-t N«>in(MH'lutur»i. nrid 
hiivi' Ihu proporty «»wnorH iippnit- hrforjj thiK 
Coiiiinlttor iinil ii^riM) on anollier iiaiiio. 

UcNpect fully. 

CAUTKK H II MdtlSON, 

A/ayvr. 

Aid. Jiirkson mov(Ml !• rocotiKldt^r Jthe vote 
by which tho ordiniiiKM* referred to in tlio 
veto m(;ssll^f(! «f Hi.s Honor, the Mayor, was 

pKHSUil. 

The motion preTalled. 

Aid. Jackson iDoved Mint the ordinimce be 
referred to the CoHiinittee on Street No- 
menclature. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO. 

The following veto message: 

Mayou'.s Office, ) 
October 1st, 1900. \ 

To the Honorable, the City Council: 

Gentlemen — I herewith return, without 
ray approval, an order passed by your Hon- 
orable Body at its last meeting, allowing the 
completion of the two-story frame building. 
22.\32 feet, on premises No. 1367 South 
Turner avenue, and would suggest that tkis 
order be so amentled as to provide for the 
veneering ef this building with brick. 

Respectfully, 

Carter H Harrison, 

Jfayor. 

Aid. Ailing moved to reconsider the vote 
by which the order referred to in the 
veto message of His Honor the Mayor was 
passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Ailing moved that the order be 
passed, the veto of His Honor the Mayor, t» 
the contrary notwithstanding. 

The motion was lost. 

ALSO, 

The following veto message: 

Mayor's Office, ) 
October 1st, 1900. \ 

To the Honorable, the City Coiuicil: 

Gentlemen— I herewith return, without 



iny approval, an order passed by your 
Honorublu Body, at its last meetlnjf, 
direciliiL' the Corporati(m ('(jun.sel to 
Htav all proceedintfH for a cement 
sidewalk on H(;rndon street, from 
Boseoe strctot to Byron street, for the reason 
that on Keptembor 8th, 1900, a judjfinent of 
confirmation was entere<l by default in the 
County Court of Cook County in this pro- 
ceeding, and the Corjjoration Counsel has 
rendered an opinion to the effect that taking 
Into consideration Sections Nos. r>(» and 75 of 
the "Board of Local Improvement Act," 
the only way the City Council can stay a 
l)roceediiig after judgment of confirmation 
is by repeal of the ordinance. 

Respectfully, 

Carter. H. Harrison, 
Mayor. 

Aid. Jackson moved to reconsider the vote 
by which the order referred to in the 
veto message of His Honor, the Mayor, was 
passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid, Jackson moved that the order lie 
passed, the veto of His Honor, the Mayor, to 
the contrary notwithstanding. 

The motion was lost. 

ALSO, 

The following veto message: 

Mayor's Office, | 
October 1st, 1900. f 

To the Honorable., the City Council: 

Gentlemen — I herewith return, without 
my approval, an order passed by your Hon- 
orable Body at its last meeting, directing the 
Corporation Counsel to stay all proceedings 
for a cement sidewalk on Le Moyne street, 
from Kedzie avenue to Spaulding avenue, 
for the reason that contract for this improve- 
ment was awarded August 6th, 1900. 

Respectfully, 

Carter H. Harrison, 

2Iayor. 

Aid. Jackson moved to recensider the vote 
by which the order referred to in the veto 
message of His Honor, the May or, was passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Jackson moved that the order be 



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passed, the veto of His Honor, the Mayor, to 
the contrary notwithstanding. 

The moj^^on was lost. 

ALSO, 

The following- veto message: 

Mayor's OrriCE, ; 
October 1st, 1900. \ 

To the Honorable, the City Council : 

Gentlemen — I herewith return, without 
my aoproval, an ordinance passed by your 
Honorable Body at its last meeting f»r the 
repeal of the ordinance for the opening of 
Seipp avenue through the south half of the 
northwest quarter of the southwest quarter 
of Section 24, Township 38, Range 14, for 
following reasons: 

First — The city has been put to about f»Hr 
hundred dollars costs thus far in this pro- 
posed improvement. 

Second — Should the City Council repeal 
the ordinance and steps should be ever taken 
again to open this street, the city would be 
bound by the judgment of award now entered 
in this proceeding. 

Respectfully, 

Carter H. Harrison, 

3£avor. 

Aid. Foreman moved to reconsider the vote 
by which the ordinance referred to in the 
Teto message of His H©nor the Mayor, was 
passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Foreman moved that the ordinance be 
passed, the veto of His Honor, the Mayor, to 
the contrary norwithstanding. 

The HBOtion was lost. 

also, 

The following veto message : 

Mayor's Office, \ 
October 1st, 1900. j 

To the Honorable^ the City Council: 

Gentlemen— I herewith return, without 
my approval, an ordinance passed by your 
Honorable Body at its last meeting, granting 
permission to Daniel F. CrlUy to maintain elec- 
tric lighting wires between his buildings, situ- 



ated between Eugenie and Florimond streets, 
and North Park and LaSalle avenues, for the 
reason, I am informed by City Electrician 
Ellicott, that it is the intention of Mr. Crilly 
to sell electric current to neighboring con-' 
sumers. If this is the case, he should obtain 
an ordinance such as other lighting com- 
panies have obtained, making suitable pro- 
visions for time limit of grant, corapensatien, ♦ 
and attaching other proper safeguards to 
protect the public. 

Respectfully, 

Carter H. Harrison, 
Mayor. 

Aid. F®reman moved to reconsider the vote 
by which the ordinance referred to in the 
veto message of His Honor, the Mayor, was 
passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Foreman moved that the ordinance be 
passed, the veto of His Honor, the Mayer, to 
the contrary notwithstanding. 

The motion was lost. 

also. 

The following communication : 

Mayor's Office, ) 
October 1st, 1900. f 

To the Honorable, the City Council: 

Gentlemen — In conformity with a reso- 
lution passed by your Honorable Body at its 
last meeting, directing the Mayor to appoint 
a committee of five to devise plans for the 
profitable disposal of garbage, I have the 
honor to appoint the following named Alder- 
men as members of suoh committee: 

Aid. Brennan (10th ward). Chairman. 

Aid. Russell. 

Aid. Thompson. 

Aid. Williston. 

Aid. Hurt. 

Respectfully, 

Carter H. Harrison, 

Mayor. 

Aid. Blake (26th ward) moved to concur 
in the appointments. 

The motion prevailed. 



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Tho City Comptroller (submitted the followlnjr report of receipts and expenditures: 

Dki'autmknt iiv Finan<:k. I 
Ciiu;A<i<), SepltMuber 2M, 1JH(K). f 

'J\> (fir Honorable^ (In Miiiinr mid Ahlivtmii in ('it;/ ('minrH AxHeinlilnl : 

OicNTi.KMKN— You iiro rcnj)»'('l full.v !iil?lst'(l that in a<'(:or«lanc<! witli the provisions o 
Ki'CtU)!! 40 of \\\v IlcTlsj'd Coilo of Mm (Mty of (^hicapo, I herewith hand you a statement 
the receipts iind expenditures of the city for tlu; iiionlh of August, ]'.)()(), 

Very respectfully, 

Wm. D. Kkufoot, (Jomptroller. 

COMrrnOLLKK's statement of nKCEIPTS AND EXPENDITURES DUKINO AUGUST, 1900, AS PEIl SECTION 40, 

MUNICIPAL CODi:. 

Balance In Treasury July 81, 1000 $ ♦5.561,390 70 

Jieceipt-'i. 

Water Vm\6 : 

Wilier ()m<"e collcctioiis $ 145,308 57 

Sale »)f old niaterlal 139 00 

Water pipe deposits 1,858 84 

Rent of Rookery 2,91G 67 

Earninns Water Works Shoo 2,354 51 

Eiirniiips account meter connections and repairs 058 11 

Earnings Water Pipe Extensicm Deoartment 285 85 

$ 153,581 55 

School Fund 82.479 75 

School Tax Fund, educational 219 90 

Public Library 685 84 

Taxes 1899 1,000,000 00 

Special Assessment Fund 267,424 74 

Special Deposit, Water Department 2,124 00 

Special Deposit, Board of Local Improvements 924 00 

Special Deposit, Department Public Works 3,312 50 

Street privileges 1,138 00 

Department of Supplies 2,439 85 

City employes' transportation tickets 38 70 

Unclaimed wages 2,729 02 

Printing and stationery 1 00 

General Fund : 

Licenses $ 109,476 46 

Building Department receipts 4,152 80 

Insurance Tax 71,782 85 

House of Correction receipts 5,340 33 

Rents and compensations. No. 1 1,009 58 

Rents and compensations. No. 2 666 66 

Rents and compensations. No. 4 1,879 16 

Rents and compensations, No. 5 742 11 

Rents and compensations, No. 7 304 83 

Rents and compensations. No. 8 1,500 00 

Rents and compensations. No. 12 280 00 

Rents and compensations. No. 13 800 00 

Sidewalk certificates 72 00 

Earnings Department Public Works, account damage to bridges 607 98 

Earnings Department Public Works, account inspection 3,841 25 

Earnings Department Public Works, account street restoration 943 22 

Miscellaneous earnings Department Public Works 19 60 

Map Department fees 52 50 

Drain layers' licenses 50 00 

Dump receipts 261 00 

House moving permits 153 00 

House drains 1,570 50 

Electric light inspection 1,150 .33 

Dredging and dock permits 179 50 



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Auctioneers' permits $ 8 50 

Forfeited bonds 45 SO 

Automobile receipts , 603 C5 

City markets 748 60 

Pounds 508 91 

Picking dnmps 200 00 

Prosecuting Attorney's collections 56 30 

Gas company's bonus 62,303 65 

Costs special assessments (6?^) 139 61 

Sale antitoxin 54 01 

Sale of old material, Police Department », 21 80 

Sale of old material. Department of Electricity 1 50 

Sale of old material, Deparment of Public Works 30 00 

Police d etails. 859 00 

Earnings Sewer Department, department and priyate work 10,267 76 

Miscellaneous earnings Legal Department 3 00 

Boiler Inspector's receipts 419 75 

Oillnspector's receipts 1,007 10 

Scale permits 3 00 

Cost tax sales 82 

Premium tax sales 61 60 

Police court flues 9,300 16 



-S ^92,978 58 

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$ 8,371,468 19 



Expenditures. 

Warrants outstanding July 31 $ 425,683 10 

Warrants Issued : 

Water Fund $ 189,622 57 

Sewerage Fund 25,394 70 

Department Public Works appropriation 104,18162 

Board of Local Improvements 34,364 37 

Police Department Fund 280,871 26 

Fire Department Fund 132,033 20 

Health Department Fund 14.545 86 

House of Correction 18,089 77 

Department of Electricity 159,625 45 

Department of Supplies 2,749 4g 

School Tax Fund, educational 102,550 90 

Public Library Fund 17,966 52 

School Tax Fund, building 60,484 80 

Salaries 42,373 45 

Civil Service Commission •. 2,621 25 

Legal expense 1,082 80 

Building Department r 4,497 15 

City Clerk 1,343 60 

Election expen^e 3,807 00 

Markets 458 30 

Printing and stationery 344 93 

Police court expense '. 623 40 

Pounds 1,422 70 

Rents and lots 47 75 

Suspense , 00 00 

Oil Inspector 728 44 

Track elevation 832 45 

City employes' transportation tickets 38 81 

Police Pension Fund 13.734 05 

Firemen's Pension Fund 1,82146 

Chicago City Infants' Hospital 1,500 00 

Police Court Fines 13 00 

Contingent Fund 1,673 12 

School Fund 2,400 33 

Interest Judgments 9,345 60 

Special Deposits, Department Public Work 3,598 00 



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UnrluliiH'M W.it'isii 496 76 

Sfmit I'rlvllr»r»'ii 17 85 

KiimiKMH'Diiiiiilitm) CoiitliiKent 43 48 

S|M c'lal D.-im.hIi. Wiiirr l,2«r> 27 

Stit'ft Kiillwiiy C'tiiiiiiilHnloii 'Mi 13 

Small Park C'»»mmlf«»lnn KxpenH« 138 25 

WutiT ('< rtmcut« N-{'..upoiiM (hii- JiitM- 1, 1*^00 16 4:i 

Special Dfposif. Hoard Lonil Iini>ruvi'HHMilH l'J,171 '.it 

Spt'olal A8M«?Hanu»nl Fund 70,WjK '7 



-$ 1,322,099 £9 



S 1,747.782 39 

Warrants outstanding Aujfusl 31 441.245 70 



-$ 1,306.53« 63 



Balance in Treasury A iitrust 31, 1000 S ^064,931 5ft 



Which was placed on file. 

The Corporation Counsjl tubniitted the 
followinff opinion : 

Office of the Counsel | 
to the corpokatiox. ]■ 
October 1, 1900. ) 

To the ITunornble^ tJie City Council of tJie 
City of Chicago: 

Gentlemen — In compliance with the reso- 
lution passed by your Honorable Body at its 
last noeetinfir, September 24, 1900, directing 
the Corporation Counsel to submit an opinion 
as to the power of the City Council to compel 
the various elevated railroad companies hav- 
ing' turnstiles installed at their stations to re- 
move them, I beg to say: 

There is no provision in any of the ordi- 
nances granting the various elevated railroad 
companies the right to operate in this city 
which prohibits the use of turnstiles, nor is 
there any such prohibition contained in any 
general ordinance of the city. The question 
then is whether the City Council has the 
power to enact such legislation as will pro- 
hibit the use by the elevated railroad com- 
panies of turnstiles in the manner stated. 
Whether the City Council has such power 
depends largely upon a question of fact. If 
it can be established as a fact that the turn- 
stiles complained of are a menace to the 
public and do jeopardize the life and limb of 
those who pass through them, as is recited in 
the preamble of the resolution under consid- 
eration, there can be no doubt of the power 
of the City Conncil to pass such legislation 
as will prohibit ihe use of such devices. If, 
on the contrary, however, it cannot be estab- 
lished as a fact that the turnstiles are liable 
to injure or seriously inconvenience the pub- 
lic passing through them. I do not think that 



the City Council has the power to arbitrarily 
•rder the discontinuance •f the use of them, 
and in my epinion an ordinance passed for 
such a purpose could not be enforced. 

Ver^- truly yours, 

Charles M. Walker, 

Corporation Counael. 

Which was placed on file. 

ALSO, 

The following communication : 

Office of the Counsel ) 
TO THE Corporation, r 
October 1, 1900. ) 

To the Honorable, the City Council of the City 
of Chicago: 

Gentlemen — In obedience to the order of 
the Ceuncil passed at its meeting mt Septem- 
ber 24, 1900. I respectfully transmit herewith 

j a form of ordinance prohibiting unjust dis- 
crimination in rates by electric light and 

I power companies. 

Very respectfully, 
Chajbles M. Walker, 

Corporation Counsel. 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 
t of Chicago: 

Section 1. That no person, firm or cor- 
poration, engaged in the City of Chicago in 
the business of furnishing electric light or 
electric power to the public for a charge, rate 
or compensation, shall make any unjust dis. 
crimination in the charges, rates or compen- 
sation demanded, collected or received for 



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furnishino: such electric light or electric 
power. 

Section 2. That no person, firm or cor- 
poration, engaged in the City of Chicago in 
the business of furnishing electric light or 
electric power to the public, shall, either di- 
rectly or indirectly, by means of any rebate or 
other shift or evasion, demand, collect or re 
ceive a greater rate or amount of compensation 
from any person, firm *r corporation in the City 
of Chicago for furnishing such person, firm 
or corporation with electric light or electric 
power than is at the same time demanded, 
collected or received from any other person, 
firm or corporatien in the City of Chi- 
cago for furnishing, such person, firm or 
corporation with a like quantity of 
electric light or electric power; and the rates 
of compensation demanded, collected or re- 
ceived by any person, firm or corporation 
engaged in the City of Chicago in the busi- 
ness of furnishing electric light ©r electric 
power to the public shall be uniform through- 
out said city. 

Section 8. That any person, firm or cor- 
poration, engaged in the City of Chicago in 
the business of furnishing electric light or 
electric power to the public, upon conviction 
of having violated any of the provisions of 
this ordinance, shall be fined, not less than 
twenty-five dollars (825.00), nor more than 
two hundred dollars (8200.00; for each and 
every offense. 

Section 4. This orjinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after its 
passage and due publication. 

Which were referred to the Committee on 
Gas. Oil and Electric Light. 

The City Electrician submitted .the follow- 
ing communication: 

Department of Electeicity, ) 
Chicago. Hi., October 1st, 1900. ] 

To the Honorable, the Mayor and the City 
Council: 

Gentlemen — In accordance with instruc- 



tions received from His Honor, the Mayor, I 
beg leave to rep©rt as follows : 

The amount of gas used in the different 
police stations and fire engine houses in the 
territory covered by the Ogden Gas Com- 
pany's mains, and the companies from whom 
they are obtaining gas are given as follows, 
together with the amount of the bills for the 
month of September, which may be consid- 
ered an average month : 

Police stations — 
East Chicago Avenue, service from Og- 
den Gas Company, September bill... 164 65 



Larrabee Street, service from Ogden 
Gas Company, September bill 11 30 

North Haisted Street, service from Og- 
den Gas Company, September bill. . . 11 70 

SheflBeld Avenue, service from People's 
Gas Light and Coke Company, Sep- 
tember bill. 4 50 

Engine houses — 
Engine Company 14, service from Peo- 
ple's Gas Light and Coke Cempany, 
August bill rSO 

Engine Company 27. service from Og- 
den Gas Company, September bill. . . 1 22 

Engine ComDany 4, service from Peo- 
ple's Gas Light and Coke Compaiiy, 
August bill 2 60 

Ensrme Company 22, service from 
People's Gas Light and Coke Com- 
pany, August bill 3 20 

Engine Company 55. service from Peo- 
ple's Gas Light and Coke Company, 
August bill 60 

Engine Company 14. service from Peo- 
ples' Gas Light and Coke Company, 
August bill 20 



The above bills for gas are all rendered at 
the rate of §1.00 per thousand. 

Respectfully yours, 

Edward B. Ellicott, 
City Electrician. 

Which was placed on file. 

ALSO. 

The following communication: 

Department of Electricity, ) 
Chicago, III., October 1st, 1900. j 

To the Honorable, the Mayor and the City 
Council, City Hall: 

Gentlemen — In accordance with an ordi- 



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■anct) pained by the City Council, under 
(latp (tf S«pt«'nibfr 'J4lh. nM|ulrliijr from me a 
report showing; \>y what rifflit or autliorily 
the riiuuinatic Clock Coinpariy operates Itn 
lines, tube* ami wlren, I wouUl s:iy that the * 
time allowed Is too shsrt to make n full re- ' 
port on the matter. 

At the next regular meetintr I will submit, 
all the information it is possible to •btaiii. 

Yours respectfully. 

Edward B. Elmc(jtt, 
City Electrician. 

Which was placed on file. 

The Clerk presented the claim of The 
American Trust and Savint?s Bank of Chi- 
cago for payment of special assessment vouch- 
ers, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

The Commissioner of Public Works sub- 
mitted the following communication: 

Department of Public Works, ) 
September 28, 1900. \ 

To the Hoftorable, the Mayor and the City 
Council: 

Gentlemen— I transinit herewith for your 
approval bond of Stephen W. Pekin. ap- ' 
pointed September 24. 1900, by your Honor- 
able Body as bridgetender at the Tv/eniy- ' 
second Street Bridge. 

Yours very respectfully. 

F. W. Blocki, 

Deputy Commisnoner. 

Aid. Dixon moved the approval of the 
bond. 

The motion prevailed. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, ordinance and es- 
timate for plastering curb walls, curbing, 
grading and paving with vitrified brick West 
Polk street, from Loomis street to Ogden 
avenue, deferred June 4th. 1900. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Patterson, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and 
navs as follows • 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Pike. Thompson. 
Ailing. Dixon, Foreman, Jackson. Blake (5th 
wardj, Kent, McCormick, Martin. Brenner, ; 
Fick, Garry, Novak (8th ward). Hurt. Byrne. I 



Novak (lOth ward), Brennan (10th ward), 
DuddicKton, Finn, Patterson, Gary, Fowler, 
Bos, Beilfuss, Hallstrom, Haymer, Kmulskl, 
Kunz, Johnson Oberndorf, Brennan, (18th 
ward . (J»)nlon. Morris. Powers, Pettlbone. 
Elsfeldt, Wcruo, Herrmann, Hmith, Gold- 
zier, Peterson, Olson, Helm, Minwegen, 
Butler, Williston, Blake f26th ward), Kues- 
ter, Keeney, Wulff, Rector, Hackley, Rus- 
.sell, Carey, Zeman, Boyd, Eidmann, Bade- 
noch, Nelson, Mavor, Watkins, Jones, Ben- 
nett, Hunter — iu. 

Xayii — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for a sewer in Fargo avenue, from Forest 
street to a point 41.5 feet east of the easterly 
line of Sheridan road. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Butler, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Yean — Kenna, Coughlin, Pike. Thompson, 
Ailing. Dixon, Foreman, Jackson. Blake (5th 
ward), Kent, McCormick, Martin, Brenner, 
Fick, Garry. Novak (8th ward). Hurt, Byrne, 
Novak (10th ward). Brennan (10th ward), 
Duddleston, Finn. Patterson. Gary, Fowler. 
Bos. Beilfuss, Hallstrom, Raymer, Smulski, 
Kunz, Johnson. Oberndorf, Brennan (18th 
ward). Conlon, Morris. Powers, Pettibone, 
Eisfeldt. Werno, Herrmann. Smith. Gold- 
zier, Peterson. Olson. Helm, Minwegtn. 
Butler, Williston, Blake (26th ward). Kues- 
ter, Keeney. Wulff. Rector, Hackley, Rus- 
sell. Carey, Zeman, Boyd. Eidmann, Bade- 
noch, Nelsen. Mavor. Watkins, Jones, Ben- 
nett, Hunter — 67. 

Xays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for a brick sewer in lOOtfh street, from Went- 
worth avenue to Michigan avenue: and for a 
vitrified tile pipe sewer in Michigan avenue, 
from 99th Street to 102d street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Bennett, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and 
nays as follows : 

Feos — Kenna, Coughlin, Pike. Thompson, 
Ailing, Dixon, Foreman. Jackson, Blake (5th 



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ward), Kent, McCormick, Martin, Brenner, 
Fick, Garry, Novak (8th ward). Hurt, Byrne, 
Novak (10th ward), Brennan (10th ward), 
Duddleston, Finn, Patterson, Gary, Fowler, 
Bos, Bellfuss, Hallstrora, Raymer, Sraulski, 
Kunz, Johnson, Oberndorf, Brennan (18th 
ward), Conlon, Morris, Powers, Pettibone, 
Eisfeldt, Werno, Herrmann, Smith, Gold- 
zier, Peterson, Olson, Helm, Minwegen, 
Butler, Williston, Blake (26th ward), Kues- 
ter, Keeney, Wulff, Rector, Hackley, Rus- 
sell, Carey, Zeman,'Boyd, Eidmann, Bade- 
noch. Nelson, Mavor, Watkins, Jones, Ben- 
nett, Hunter — 67. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO. 

A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for a water supply pipe in Hollywood avenue, 
from North Clark street to Southport 
avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Blake (26th ward), the ordinance was passed 
and the estimate therewith approved by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Teas — Kenna, Coughlin, Pike, Thompson, 
Ailing, Dixon, Foreman, Jackson, Blake (5th 
ward), Kent, McCormick, Martin, Brenner, 
Fick, Garry, Novak (8th ward ), Hurt, Bryne, 
Novak (10th ward), Brennan (10th wa4:d), 
Duddleston, Finn, Patterson, Garry, Fowler, 
Bos, Beilfuss, Hallstrom, Raymer, Smulski, 
Kunz, Johnson, Oberndorf, Brennan (18th 
ward) C»nlon, Morris, Powers, Pettibone, 
Eisfeldt, Werno, Herrmann, Smith, Gold- 
zier, Peterson, Olson, Helm, Minwegen, 
Butler, Williston, Blake (26th ward), Kues- 
ter, Keeney, Wulff, Rector, Hackley, Rus- 
sell, Carey, Zeman, Boyd, Eidmann, Baden- 
och. Nelson, Mavor, Watkins, Jones, Ben- 
nett, Hunter — 67. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance repealing an or- 
dinance for the improvement of Curtis street, 
from Carroll avenue to Fulton street. 

By unanimous consent, on moti»n of Aid. 
Brennan (18th ward), the ordinance was 
, was upon its passage and passed by yeas 
and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Pike, Thompson, 
Ailing, Dixon, Foreman, Jackson, Blake (5th 
ward), Kent, McCormick, Martin, Brenner, 



Fick, Garry, Novak (8th ward). Hurt, Byrne, 
Novak (10th ward), Brennan (10th ward), 
Duddleston, Finn, Patterson, Gary, Fowler, 
Bos, Beilfuss, Hallstrom, Raymer, Smulski, 
Kunz, Johnson, Oberndorf, Brennan, (18th 
ward), Conlon, Morris, Powers, Pettibone, 
Eisfeldt, Werno, Herrmann, Smith. Gold- 
zier, Peterson, Olson, Helm, Minwegen, 
Butler, Williston, Blake (26th ward), Kues- 
ter, Keeney, Wulfif, Rector, Hackley, Rus- 
sell, Carey, Zeman, Boyd, Eidmann, Bade- 
noch, Nelson, Mavor, Watkins, Jones, Ben- 
nett, Hunter — 67. 

Nays — None. 

The following is the ordinance as passed : 

AN OKDINANCB 

Repealing an ordinance for the improvement 
of Curtis street, from Carroll avenue to 
Fulton street, in the City of Chicasfo, 
County of Cook and State of Illinois. 

Be it ordained by th« City Council of the City 
of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the ordinance entitled 
"An ordinance for the improvement ©f Cur- 
tis street, from Carroll avenue to Fulten 
street," passed April 20, 1896, be and the 
satae is hereby repealed, and that the as- 
sessment made under the provisions of said 
ordinance, confirmed November 18, 1896, 
Warrant No. 21867, be and the same is hereby 
annulled. 

Section 2. That the City Comptroller be 
and he is hereby directed to refund all money 
paid on account of said Warrant No. 21867 
upon presentation of the original receipts 
for the same. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall be force 
from and after its passage. 

♦ 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance repealing an ordi- 
nance for a cement sidewalk on the east side 
of North Clark street, from Sunnyside ave- 
nue to Montrose avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Williston, the ordinance was put upon its 



OctoluM- I, J 



llO'J 



ll'.KM) 



paHSRffu iiikI |mHS(>(l Ity yciiH and nayn an fol- 
loWH ; 

}V«i.'* K»'riiiii, ( '<>iij:lilHii, I'lkc, TlioinpKon, 
Alllii((, Dixon, Koreiiiaii, Jackson, liliiku (r>lli 
waul), Kent, McCormIck, Martin, Brenner 
Kick, (lurry, Nwvak (S(h ward), Hurt, IJyrnc, 
NoTiik I lOlli ward), Hiennan (lOth w;ird), 
Dnddlrston, Finn, Patterson, Oary, Fowler, 
Ho8, Hellfuss, Hallstroiii, Kayrner, Sinulski, 
I\un/,. Johnson, ( )l)(!rn<l<)rr, lircniian (ISth 
wiinl), C'onlon, Morris, I'owers, I'ettihrjne, 
Eisfoldt, Werno, Herrmann. Smite, Gold- 
/.ier, Peterson, Olson, Helm, Mitiwetjen, 
Butler, Williston, Blake (2C)lli ward), Keus- 
ter, Keeney, WullT, Rector, Hackley, Rus- 
sell, Carey, Zeman, Boyd, Eidmann, Bade- 
noch. Nelson, Mavor, Watkins, Jones, Ben- 
nett, Hunter- 07. 

Xnyx — None. 

The following is the ordinance as passed: 

AX OHDIXANCE 

Repealing an ordinance for a cement side- 
walk on the east side of North Clark street, 
from Sunnyside arenue to Montrose ave- 
nue, in the City of Chicago, County of 
Cook and State of Illinois. 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 
of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the ordinance entitled 
"An ordinance for a cement sidewalk on 
the east side of North Clark street, from 
Suunyside avenue to Montrose avenue," 
passed January 16th, 1S99, be and the same 
is hereby repealed, and that the assessment 
made under the proTislons of said ordi- 
nance, cenfirmed June 4th, 1900, Warrant 
No. 24?80. be and the same is hereby an- 
nulled. 

Section 2. That the City Comptroller be 
and he is hereby directed to refund all money 
paid on account of said Warrant No. 24980 
upon presentation of the original receipts for 
the same. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall be in 
force from and after its passage. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance repealing an ordi- 



nance for a sewer In Hollywood avenue, from 
North Clark street to South port avenue. 

By unanimous conK(Mit. on ujolion of Aid. 
KueHt(!r, tiu; ordinance whh put upon itH 
paHKHge and pasfied by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Yeax—Kv.nnn, Coughlln, Pike, Thompson, 
Ailing, Dixon. Foreman, Jackson, Blake {hi\\ 
ward), Kent, McCoiinick, Martin, Brenner, 
Fick, Garry, Novak (8th ward). Hurt, Byrne, 
Novak (lOth ward). Brcnnan (10th ward), 
Duddleston, Finn, Patterson, Gary, Fowler, 
Bos, Beilfuss, Hallstroni, Raymer, Hrnnlski, 
Kunz, Johnson, Oberridorf, Brennan (18th 
ward;, Conloii, Morris. Powers, Pettibone, 
Eisfeldt, Werno, Herrmann, Smith, Gold- 
zier, Peterson, Olson, Helm, Minwegen, 
Bstler, Williston, Blake (2Gth ward), Kucs- 
ter, Keeney, Wulfl, Rector, Hackley, Rus- 
sell, Carey, Zeman, Boyd, Eidmann, Bade- 
noch. Nelson, Mavor, Watkins, Jones, Ben- 
nett, Hunter— 07. 

Nayx — None. 

The fallowing is the ordinance as passed: 

AN ORDINANCE 

Repealing an ordinance for a sewer in Hol- 
lywood avenue, from North Clark street to 
Southport avenue, in the City of Chicago, 
County of Cook and State of Illinois. 

Be it ordained by the City Coujicil of the (Hty 
of Chicago: ^ 

Section 1. That the ordinance entitled 
"An ordinance for a sewer in Hollywood 
avenue, from North Clark street to South- 
pert avenue," passed July 16th, 1900. be and 
the same is hereby repealed. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in 
force from and after its passage. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance repealing an ordi- 
nance for a plank sidewalk on North 42nd 
avenue, from West Chicago avenue to Hirsch 
street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of AM. 
Rector, the ordinance was put upon its • 
passage and passed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows: 

Teas — Kenna, Coughlin, Pike, Thonapson, 
Ailing, Dixon, Foreman, Jackson, Blake (5th 



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1103 



[1900 



ward), Kent, McCormick, Martin, Brenner, 
Fick, Garry, Novak (8th ward), Hurt, Byrne, 
Novak (10th ward), Brennan (10th ward), 
Duddleston, Finn, Patterson, Gary, Fowler, 
Bos, Beiifuss, Hallstrora, Raymer, Smulski, 
Kunz, Jehnson, Obernderf, Brennan (18th 
ward) Conlon, Morris, Powers, Pettibone, 
Eisfeldt, Werno, Herrmann, Smith, Gold- 
zier, Peterson, Olson, Helm, Minwegen, 
Butler, Williston, Blake (26th ward), Kues- 
ter, Keeney, Wulff, Rector, Hackley, Rus- 
sell, Carey, Zeman, Boyd, Eidmann, Bade- 
noch, Nelson, Mavor, Watkins, Jones, Ben- 
nett, Hunter— 67. 

Nays — None. 

The fallowing- is the ordinance as passed: 

AN ORDINANCE 

Repealing an ordinance for a plank sidewalk^ 
on the west side of North 42nd arenne, 
from West Chicago ayenue to Hirsch street, 
in the City of Chicago, County of Cook and 
State of Illinois. 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 
of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the ordinance entitled 
"An ordinance for a plank sidewalk on the 
west side of North 42nd avenue, from West 
Chicag© avenue to Hirsch street," passed 
July 16th, 1900, be and the same is hereby 
repealed. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in 
force from and after its passage. 

also, 

A report and ordinance repealing an ordi- 
nance for a cement sidewalk on 48th street, 
from Madison avenue to Greenwood avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Nelson, the ordinance was put upon its 
passage and passed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows: 

Feas— Kenna, Coughlin, Pike, Thompson, 
Ailing, Dixon, Foreman, Jackson, Blake (5th 
ward), Kent, McCormick, Martin, Brenner, 
Fick, Garry, Novak (8th ward). Hurt, Byrne, 
Novak (10th ward), Brennan (10th ward), 
Duddleston, Finn, Patterson, Gary, Fowler, 
Bos, Beiifuss, Hallstrom, Raymer, Smulski, 
Kunz, Johnsou, Oberndorf, Brennan {18th 



ward), Conlon, Morris, Powers, Pettibone, 
Eisfeldt, Werno, Herrmann, Staith, Gold- 
zier, Peterson, Olson, Helm, Minwegen^ 
Butler, Williston, Blake (26th ward), Kues- 
ter, Keeney, Wulff, Rector, Hackley, Rus- 
sell, Carey, Zeman, Boyd, Eidmann, Bade- 
noch. Nelson, Mavor, Watkins, Jones, Ben- 
nett, Hunter— 67. 

Nays — None. 

The following is the ordinance as passed: 

AN ORDINANCE 

Repealing an ordinance for a cement side- 
walk on both sides of 48th street, from 
Madison avenue to Greenwood avenue, in 
the City of Chicago, County ©f Cook and 
State of Illinois 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City- 
of Chicaqo: 

Section 1. That the ordinance entitled 
"An ordinance for a cement sidewalk on both 
sides of 48th street, from Madison avenue to- 
Greenwood avenue," passed July 16th, 1900, 
be and the same is hereby repealed. 

Section 2. This ©rdinance shall be in force 
from and after its passage. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance establishing the- 
grade of sundry streets. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Hackley, the ordinance was put upon its 
passage and passed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows • 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Pike, Thompson, 
Ailing, Dixon, Foreman, Jackson, Blake (5th 
ward), Kent, McCormick, Martin, Brenner, 
Fick, Garry, Novak (8th ward). Hurt, Byrne, 
Novak (10th ward), Brennan (10th ward), 
Duddleston, Finn, Patterson, Gary, Fowler,. 
Bos, Beiifuss, Hallstrora, Raymer, Smulski, 
Kunz, Johnson, Oberndorf, Brennan (18th 
ward), Conlon, Morris, Powers, Pettibone, 
Eisfeldt, Werno, Herrmann, Smith, Gold- 
zier, Peterson, Olson, Helm, Minwegan, 
Butler, Williston, Blake (26th ward), Kues- 
ter, Keeney, WulfE, Rector, Hackley, Rus 
sell, Carey, Zeman, B@yd, Eidmann, Bade- 
noch, Nelson, Mavor, Watkins, Jones, Ben- 
nett, Hunter — 67. 

Nays — None. 



Oclober l.J 1104 
Tbo followlmr Ih tho ordinance as pasHed: 

AS OKDINANCB 

KhtabllMhInif tbo gnulo of sundry Btreotn In 
tho City of Chicago, County of Cook and 
Stiitr of Illinolit. 



JJe it orditinnl by the City t 'onncil of the City 
of Chii'tti/o: 

Kiu rioN I. That the prado of the follow- 
Inf: streets, hot ween tho points named herein. 
1)0 :iiid the same Is hereby ostiibllshed as fol- 
•ws, to-wit: 

On North Montlcello avenue, at intersection 
of West Belden avenue, 21.0 ft. above city 
datum. 

On 26th street, at intersection of Dearborn 
street, 13.25 ft. above city datum. 

On 26th street, at intersection of Armour 
avenue, 13 25 ft. attbve «ity datum. 

On 32nd street, at intersection of Went- 
■worth avenue. 14.0 ft. above city datum. 

On 5lst street, at intersection of Washing- 
ton Park court, 21.2 ft. above city datum. 

On 50th court, at intersection of Washing- 
ton Park court, 20.4 ft. above city datum. 

On 50th court, at intersection of Grand 
boulevard, 20.8 ft. above city datum. 

On North Robey street, at intersection of 
Patterson avenue. 17.0 ft. above city datum. 

On North Robey street, at intersection of 
Waveland avenue. 17.0 ft. above city datum. 

On North Lincoln street, at intersection of 
Patterson avenue, 17.25 ft. above city datum. 

On North Lincoln street, at intersection of 
Waveland avenue, 17.25 ft. above city datum. 

On east side of Pacific avenue, at a point 
100 ft. south of Harrison street, 13.0 ft. above 
city datum. 

On oast side of Pacific avenue, at a point 
200 ft. north of Polk street. 13.25 ft. above 
city datum. 

On North 40th avenue, at intersection ©f 
Fuilerton avenue, 23.3 ft. above citv datum. 



,1900 



On North 4Uth avenue, at Intersection of 
Belmont avonuo, 22.4 ft. above city datum. 

On North 4«th avenue, at intersection of 
liolmr)iit avenue, 82.0 ft. atjove city datum. 



On North 47th avenue, at Intersection of 
Belmont avenue, 31.5 ft. above city datum. 

On North 47th court, at intersection of 
Belmont avenue, 32.0 ft. above city dututn. 

On North 48th avenne, at intersection of 
Fullerton avenue, 30.7 ft. above city datum. 

On North 56th avenue, at intersection of 
Fullerton avenue, 38.7 ft. above city datura. 

On Nerth 56th avenue, at intersection of 
Belmont avenue, 3'J.l ft. above city datum. 

On Fulton street, at a point 65 ft. west of 
west line of Maplewood avenue, 18.5 ft. above 
city datum. 

On Farragut avenue, at a point 300 ft. east 
of east line of North Leavitt street, 19.0 ft. 
above city datum. 

On Tell street, at intersection of Wells 
street, 17.5 ft. above city datum. 

On Tell street, at intersection of North 
Park avenue, 16.7 ft. above city datura. 

On Tell street, at intersection of Ham- 
mond street, 16.5 ft. above city datum. 

On Tell street, at intersectien of Sedgwick 
street, 16.5 ft. above city datum. 

On Nerth Clark street, at intersection of 
Racine avenue, 23.5 ft. above city datum. 

On North Clark street, at intersection of 
C, M. & St. P. Ry., 24.5 ft. above city datum. 

On North Harding avenue, at intersection 
of West Belle Plaine avenue, 20.0 ft. above 
city datum. 

On North Harding avenue, at intersection 
of West Sunnyside avenue, 21.0 ft. above 
city datum. 

On North Harding avenue, at intersection 
of West Wilson arenue. 21.0 ft. above city 
datum. 

On Miller court, at intersection of West 
Foster avenue, 18.5 ft. above city datum. 



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1105 



[1900 



On Miller court, at latersection of Farra- 
gut avenue, 18.0 ft, above city datum. 

On North Leavitt street, at intersection of 
Clay avenue, 16.5 ft. above city datum. 

On Nortb Leavitt street, at intersection of 
Ainslie street, 17.5 ft. above city datum. 

On Nortb Rebey street, at intersection of 
Oakdale avenue, 10.5 ft. above city datum. 

On North Robey street, at intersection of 
George street, 10.5 ft. above city datum. 

On North Robey street, at intersection of 
Wolfram street, 10,3 ft, above city datum. 

On North Robey street, at intersection of 
Giddings avenue, 18,0 ft. above city datum. 

On North Robey street, at intersection of 
Eastwood avenue, 18.0 ft, above city datum. 

On Wellington street, at intersection of 
Seeley avenue, 11.0 ft, above city datura. 

On Wellington street, at intersection of 
Hamilton avenue, 10,5 ft. above city datum. 

On south curb line of East 60th street, 10 
ft, west of west line of Washington avenue, 
9.5 ft. above city datum. 

On south curb line of East 60th street, at 
west curb line of Washington avenue, 8.7 ft. 
above city datum. 

On south curb line of East 60th street, at 
east curb line of Washington avenue, 8.7 ft, 
above city datum. 

On south curb line of East 60th street, 10 
ft, east of east line of Washington avenue, 
9,5 ft, above city datum. 

On Washington avenue, at the south line 
of East 60th street, 8.0 ft. above city datum. 

On Washington avenue, at first alley south 
of s»uth line of East 60th street, 8.0 feet 
above city datum. 

Off Washington avenue, at a point 460 ft, 
south ®f s©uth line of East 60th street, 8,3 ft, 
above city datum. 

On East 42d place, at the west right of 
way line of I. C. R. R., 16.7 ft, above city 
datura. 



On Irving Park boulevard, at a point 87 ft. 
west of West Ravenswooi Park, 18.9 ft. 
above city datura. 

On Irving Park boulevard, at east line of 
West Ravenswood Park, 16.0 ft. above city 
datum. 

On Irving Park boulevard, at center of 
East Ravenswood Park, 16.0 ft, above city 
datura. 

On corner of curb, at northeast corner of 
Irving Park boulevard and East Ravenswood 
Park, 16.0 ft. above city datura. 

On corner of curb, at southeast corner of 
Irving Park boulevard and East Ravenswood 
Park, 19.1. ft. above city datum. 

On Irving Park boulevard, at a point 72 ft. 
east of East Ravenswood Park, 19.0 ft. above 
city datum. 

On Perry street, at intersection of Berteau 
avenue, 19.75 ft. above city datum. 

On Perry street, at a point 300 ft. north of 
Berteau avenue, 19.75 ft. above city datum. 

On Princeton avenue, at a point 400 ft. 
north of Root street, 14.5 ft. above j city 
datum. 

On Belmont avenue, at the west line of 
East Ravenswood Park, 11.5 ft. above city 
datum. 

On East Ravenswood Park, at a point 120 
ft. north of Belmont avenue, 16.0 ft. above 
city datum. 

On East Ravenswood Park, at first alley 
south of Belmont avenue, 16.0 ft. above city 
datum. 

On Noble avenue, at west line of East 
Ravenswood Park, 11.5 ft. above city datum. 

On East Ravenswood Park, at first alley 
north of Noble avenue, 16.0 ft. above city 
datum. 

On East Ravenswood Park, at a point 125 
ft. south of Noble avenue, 15.5 ft. above city 
datum. 

On Noble avenue, at east line of East 
Ravenswood Park, 12.7 ft. above city datum. 



Octcihrr 1,1 1 

On Welliriifton Htroet, at wohI Unu of IChhI 
UhvoiiiiwodU rnrk. W.'Z't ft. r.b(>vo citydutuiii. 

Oil Kast Uh\ riiswiM»U rnrU, at n point rio 
ft. nortli of \Villiiit;lon streut, l^t.^t feol above 
city ilutuiii. 

On Foster afetiut', al interstctloii of Lake- 
wood avenue, T.KTi ft. al>ove city datum. 

On Foslor HV« niu'. at intersection of Mag- 
nolia avenue. 7. ft. al)ove city datum . 

On Emerald avenue, at Interseetioa of West 
<Wd place, 10.'2r> ft. above city datum. 

On Emerald avenue, 200 ft. south of West 
<>8d place, 16.25 ft. above city datum. 

On Belle Plaine avenue, at intersection of 
North Lincoln street, 18.3 ft. above city 
datum. 

On Cornelia avenue, at intersection of East 
Ravenswood Park, 14.5 ft. above city datum. 

On Cornelia avenue, at intersection of West 
Ravenswood Park, 14.5 ft. above city datum. 

On Cornelia avenue, at a point 90 ft. east 
of east line of East Ravenswood Park, 17.5 
ft. above city datum. 

On Cornelia avenue, at a point 75 ft. west of 
west line of West Ravenswood Park, 16.75 
ft. above city datum. 

On West 60th street, at the first alley east 
of Wentworth avenue, 17.4 ft. above city 
datum. 

On North Clark street, at intersection of 
Edgewater aveaue, 23.3 ft. above city datum. 

On Edgewater avenue, at a point 125 ft. 

east of North Clark street, 19.5 ft. above city 
datum. 

On Superior street, at intersection of 
Roberts street, 13.5 ft. above city datum. 

On South California avenne, at intersec- 
tion of West 39th place, 12.0 ft. above city 
datum. 

On South California avenue, at intersec- 
tion of West 40th place, 12.0 ft. above city 
datum. 

On South California avenue, at intersec- 



106 

tlon of West 42d street, 12.0 ft. above city 
(lat 11 til . 

On South California avenue, at intersec- 
tion of W«8t 4;id street, IM.O ft. above city 
Untuiii. 

On South California avenue, at intersec- 
tion of West 44th street, 13.0 ft. above city 
datum. 

i)n South California avenue, at intersec- 
tion of West 45th street, 13.0 feet above city 
datum. 

On South California avenue, at intersec- 
tion of West 46th street, 14.0 above city 
datum. 

On West 43d street, at intersection of 
South Artesian avenue, 13.0 ft. above city 
datum. 

On West 43d street^ at intersection of 
South Talman avenue. 13.0 ft. above city 
datum. 

On West 43d street, at intersection of 
South Washtenaw avenue, 13.0 ft. above city 
datum. 

On West 43d street, at Intersection of 
South Fairfield avenue, 13.0 ft. above city 
datum. 

On West 43d street, at intersection of 
South Mozart street, 13.0 ft. above city 
datum. 

On West 43d street, at intersection of 
South Francisco street, 13.0 ft. above city 
datum. 

On West 43d street, at intersection of 
South Whipple street, 14.0 ft. above city 
datum. 

On West 45th street, at intersection of 
South Whipple street, 14.0 ft. above city 
datum. 

On West 45th street, at intersection of 
South Sacramento avenue, 13.5 ft. above city 
datum. 

On West 45th street, at intersection of 
South Francisco street. 13.5 ft. above city 
datum. 



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[1900 



On West 45th street, at intersection of 
South Mozart street, 13.5 ft. above city datum. 

On West 45th street, at intersection of 
South Albany avenue, 14.5 ft. above city 
datum. 

On West 45th street, at intersection of 
South Troy street, 15.0 ft. above city datum. 

On West 44th street, at intersection of 
South Troy street, 14.5 ft. above city datum, 

Ou West 44th street, at intersection of 
South Albany avenue, 14.0 ft. above city 
datum. 

- On South Sacramento avenue, at intersec- 
tion of West 39th place, 12.0 ft. above city 
datum. 

On South Sacramento avenue, at intersec. 
tion of West 40th street, 12.0 ft. above city 
datum. 

On South Sacramento avenue, at intersec- 
tion of West 40th place, 12.0 ft. above city 
datum. 

On Archer avenue, at intersection of Sum- 
mit street, 13.5 ft. above city datum. 

On Archer avenue, at intersection of Blake 
street, 13.5 ft. above city datum. 

On Archer avenue, at intersection of Lock- 
port street, 13.5 ft. above city datum. 

On south curb of West 59th street, at a 
point eight ft. west of west line of Dear- 
born street, 20.44 ft. above city datum. 

On West 59th st. curb grade at bottom of 
subway of C, R. 1. & P. Ry., 16.1 ft. above 
city datum. 

On West 59th street, at intersection of 
Fifth avenue, 17.75 ft. above city datum. 

On West 59th street, at intersection of 
Eggleston avenue, 15.55 ft. above city datum. 

On West 59th street, at west line of alley 
east of Eggleston avenue, 16.5 ft. above city 
datum. 

On West 59th street curb grade at bottom 
of subway of P., F. W. & C. Ry., 13.86 ft. 
above city datum. 

On West 59th street, at a point 1233^ ft. 



west of west line of Shields avenue, 17.1 ft. 
above city datum. 

On Stewart avenue, 90 ft. south of West 
59th street, 16.5 ft. above city datum. 

On Stewart avenue, 200 ft. north of West 
59th street, 14.2 ft. above city datura. 

On Stewart avenue, 340 ft. north of West 
59th street, 15.75 ft. above city datum. 

On West 60th place, at a point 43 ft. west 
of Stewart avenue, 17.4 ft. above city datum. 

On West 60th place curb grade at bottom 
0f subway of P., F. W. & C. Ry., 16.75 ft. 
above city datum. 

On West 60th place, at west line of first 
alley east of subway of P., F. W. & C. Hy., 
17.82 ft. above city datum. 

On Stewart avenue, at north line of alley 
south of West 60th place, 17.12 ft. above city 
datum. 

On West 60th place, at west curb line of 
Stewart avenue, 16.6 ft. above city datum. 

On West 60th street, 40 ft. west »f Stew- 
art avenue, 17.1 ft. above city datum. 

On West 60th street curb grade at bottom 
of subway of P., F. W. & C. Ry., 16.12 ft. 
above city datum. 

On West 60th street, at west line of first 
alley east of subway, 17.73 ft. above city 
datum. 

On Stewart avenue, at north line of alley 
south of West 60th street, 16.8 ft. above city 
datum. 

On Stewart avenue, at a point 130 ft. 
north of West 60th street, 16.82 ft. above city 
datu m . 

On Carpenter street, at north line of P., 
C, C. & St. L. Ry. right-of-way, 15.1 ft. 
above city datum. 

On Carpenter street, at south line of P., C. , 
C. & St. L. Ry. right-of-way, 15.2 ft. above 
city datum. 

On center line of State street, at intersec- 
tion of the north line of South Water street. 



Ocluber 1.) { 

produt'ml from the euKt, l.'5.2 ft. above city 
datum. 

On center lino of State street, ftt r point 
(t<V12 ft. north of siiid north line of Houth 
Water struut, 1H.4 ft. above city tl:itum. 

On center lltie of State street, at u point 
1K{.14 ft. north wf suM north line of South 
Water street, I'J.O ft. above city datum. 

On center line of State street, iit a point 
323.05 ft. north of said north line of South 
Water street, 'il.4() ft above city datum.. 

On Sant^amoD street, at intersection of east 
curb line of Sanijamon with the south curb 
line of Wayman street, 19.0 ft. above city 
datuiu. 

On Sanj^amoa street, at intersection of east 
curb line of Sangamon with the north curb 
line of Wayman street, 20.0 ft. above city 
datum. 

On Wayman street, at a point 65 ft. west of 
Peoria street, 13.4 ft above cit^^ datum. 

On east curb Stony Island avenue, at inter- 
section of Anthony avenue, 6.0 ft. above city 
datura. 

On west curb Stony Island avenue, at in' 
tersection of 81st street, 6.0 ft. above city 
datum. 

On South Marshtield avenue, at intersec- 
tion of West 61st street, 14.5 ft. above city 
datum. 

On South Marshfield avenue, at intersec- 
tion of West 60th* street. 14.5 ft. above city 
datum. 

On South Marshfield avenue, at a point 125 
ft. south of West 59th street, 14.5 ft. above 
city datum. 

On South Paulina street, at intersection 
of West 61st street, 14.5 ft. above city datum. 

On South Paulina street, at intersection of 
West 60th street, 14.5 ft. above city datum. 

On South Paulina street, at a point 125 ft. 
south of West 59th street, 14.5 ft. above city 
datum. • 

On South Hermitage avenue, at intersec- 



108 (1900 
tlon of West Hist street, 15.0 ft. above city 

(litt IMM. 

On S<»uth Herinitaere avenue, at Intersec- 
tion of West 60ih street, l.'i.O ft. at)ove city 
(latum. 

On Houtli Hertiiltajfc avenue, at a point 
125 ft. south of W. 59th street, 15.0 ft. above 
city datum. 

On Emerald avenue, at intersection of West 
87th street, 19.0 ft. above city datum. 

On South Winchester avenue, at Intersec- 
tidn of West lOlst street, 7o.0 ft. above city 
datum. 

On Yates avenue, at intersection of 91st 
street, 14.0 ft. above city datum. 

On Yates avenue, at intersection of 92nd 
street, 20.0 ft. above city datum. 

On Yates avenue, at intersection of 92nd 
place, 19.0 ft. above city datum. 

On Yates avenue, at a point 400 ft. south 
of center of 93rd street, 14.5 ft. above city 
datum. 

On Yates avenue, at intersection of 94th 
street, 7.0 ft. above city datum. 

On Oglesby avenue, at intersection of 92nd 
street, 20.5 ft. above city datum. 

On Palmer avenue, at the north curb line 
of 92nd street, 20.5 ft. above city datum. 

On Palmer avenue, at the south curb line 
of 92nd street, 20.5 ft. above city datum. 

On Palmer avenue, at intersection of 92nd 
place, 21.5 ft. above city datum. 

On Palmer avenue, at a point 100 ft. south 
of 92nd place, 23.0 ft. above city datum. 

On Luella avenue, at intersection of 92nd 
street. 19.5 ft. above city datum. 

On Luella avenue, at intersection of 92nd 
place. 21.5 ft. ab©ve city datum. 

On Wrigbtwood avenue, at intersection of 
Bosworth street, 12.25 ft. above city datum. 

On Wrightwood avenue, at a point 172 ft , 
west of North Hermitage avenue, 10.6 ft 
above city datum. 
On Wrightwooi avenue, at a point 223 ft. 



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west of North Hermitage avenue, 8.8 ft. above 
city datum. \ 

On Wrightwood avenue, at a point 318 ft. 
west of North Hermitage avenue, 8.8 ft. above 
city datum. 

On Wrightwood avenue, at a point 375 ft. 
west of North Hermitage avenue, 10.2 ft. 
above city datum. 

On Burling street, at intersection of North 
avenue, 14.1 ft. above city datum. 

On Lowe avenue, at intersection of West 
60th street, 16.3 ft. above city datum. 

On Wallace street, at intersection of West 
60th street, produced from east, 16.6 ft. above 
city datum. 

On Wallace street, at intersection of West 
60th street, produced from west, 17.1 ft. above 
city datum. 

On Wallace street, at intersection of West 
60th place, produced from east, 17.25 ft. above 
city datum. 

On Calumet avenue, at intersection of 70th 
place, 8.5 ft. above city datum. 

On Calumet avenue, at intersection of 69th 
place, 8.8 ft. above city datum. 

On Indiana avenue, at intersection of 69th 
place, 8.0 ft. above city datum. 

On Calumet avenue, at the southwesterly 
right-of-way line ©f P., F. W. & C. Ry.,8.0 
ft. above city datum. 

On 67th street, at a point 259 ft. east of 
Prairie avenue, 7.0 ft. above city datum. 

On 67th street, at a point 67 ft. west of 
South Park avenue, 6.75 ft. above city datum. 

On 67th street, at a point 103 ft. east of 
South Park avenue, 10.4 ft. above city datum. 

On 67th street, at intersection of S©uth 
Park avenue, 8.0 ft. above city datum. 

On 67th street, at intersection of South 
Chicago avenue, 8.0 ft above city datum. 

On South Park avenue, at intersection of 
South Chicago avenue, 8.0 ft. above city 
datum. 



On South Park avenue, at a point 65 ft. 
north of 67th street, 9.5 ft. above city datum. 

On Justine street, at intersection of West 
54th street, 18.2 ft. above city datum. 

On Perry avenue, at intersection of West 
65th street, 21.5 ft. above city datum. 

On Perry avenue, at a point 150 ft. south 
of West 65th street, 20.7 ft. above city datum. 

On Perry avenue, at a point 300 ft. south 
of West 65t'i street, 21.0 ft. above city datum. 

On Perry avenue, at a point 200 ft. north 
of West 66th street, 21.5 ft. above city datum. 

On Perry avenue, at intersection of West 
66th street, 20.2 ft. above city datum. 

On Perry avenue, at a point 300 ft. south 
of West 66th street, 19.4 ft. above city datum. 

On Perry avenue, at a point 70 ft. north of 
West 67th street, 20.5 ft. above city datum. 

On Perry avenue, at north line of West 
67th street, 20.3 ft. above city datum. 

On Perry avenue, at south line of West 
67th street, 19.7 ft. above city datum. 

On Perry avenue, at a point 150 ft. north of 
West 68th street, 16.9 ft. above city datum. 

On Perry avenue, at intersection of West 
68th street, 16.5 ft. above city datum. 

On Perry avenue, at a point 170 ft. south 
of West 68th street, 17.3 ft. above city datum. 

On Perry avenue, at a point 3-50 feet south 
of West 68th street, 17.3 ft. above city datum. 

On Perry avenue, at intersection of West 
69th street, 15.7 ft. above city datum. 

On West 68th street, at a point 175 ft. east 
of Lafayette avenue, 16.8 ft. above city 
datum. 

On West 68th street, at a point 175 ft. 
west of Lafayette avenue, 17.4 ft. above city 
datum. 

On 45th street, at intersection of west curb 
line of Woedlawn avenue, 16.25 ft. above 
city datum. ' 

On Woodlawn avenue, at a point 265 ft. 
south of 45th street, 17.0 it. above city datum. 



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On 4nth Htroot. ni intersection of west curb 
line of VVoodluwn avenue, 17.0 ft. above city 
datum. 

On Woodlttwn avenue, at lutcrHOction of 
47th street, Ift.T) ft. abore city ilatuni. ; 

Tlx* iiliove heicht.s us (Ixod »hall be incus- 
ureil from the jilane of low water In Lake 
MU-hlk'nn ot A. I). 1H47, as established liy the \ 
Trustees of the Illinois and Michigan Canal 
and adopted by the late Board of Draina^^e 
Commissioners and by the late Board of Pul>- 
llc Works of the City of Chicago, and now 
represented by the ordinance of .July 11th, 
A. D. 18US, relating to the corrected eleva- 
vation of the Old Liiid Block bench mark, i 
which determines the base or datum for city 
lerels. 

Section 2. That all ordinances or parts of j 
ordinances conflicting with this ordinance be 
and the same are hereby repealed. . 

Section 3. This ordinance shall be in 
force from and after its passage. 



PETITIONS, COMMTTNICATIONS AND ORPI- 
NANCES 

Aid. Hunter presented the following order: , 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works is hereby requested to purchase atlas j 
of that portion of Cicero annexed to Chicago : ; 
same to cost not more than two hundred 
dollars. (?200) and to be charged to the 
Sewer Department appropriation for maps. i 

Which was referred to the Committee on j 
Finance. \ 

Aid. Hunter moved to reconsider the TOte 
last taken. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Hunter moved the passage of the 
order. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Hunter presented the following orders : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Put)- 
lic Works be and tie is hereby directed to 
make connection with the Chicago Water j 
Pipe System with main in South 4SLh avenue, | 



10 [1900 

at prcKeut time supplied by the Herwyn 
Water Works. 

Ordfred, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works bo and he is hereby directed to 
start proceedings against the bondsmen of 
the Assyrian Asphalt Company (said bond 
given to the Town of Cicero, and now In po- 
sesslon of Department of Public Works) for 
the repaying of North Pine avenue, froo) 
Lake street to Chicago avenue. In Thirty-ttfth 
Ward. 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby ordered to place an electric 
lltrht Ht the corner of <')ntario street and 
Willow avenue in the Thirty-fifth Ward. 

Which were, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Bennett presented a petition of prop, 
erty owners to have electric lights installed in 
the vicinity of 64th, 65th, 66th and 67th 
streets, and South Park, Vernon, Vincennes 
and Rhodes avenues, w^hich was 

Referred to the City Electrician. 

Aid. Bennett presented an ordinance to 
permit F. C. Schmidt to erect bay windows, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, S. D. 

Aid. Bennett presented the claim of Alfred 
G. Goldsmith for rebate of water tax, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Corkery presented an order for sewer 
in lOSth place, from Wantworth avenue to 
State street, which was 

Referred to the Board of Local Improve- 
ments. 

Aid. Watkins presented a petition and an 
order for curbing, filling and paving Ontario 
avenue, from 90th street to 93d street, which 

were 

Referred to the Board of Local Improve- 
ments. 

Aid. Jones presented orders for cement 
sidewalks on the following streets : 

West side of Lake avenue, from 75th 
street to Cheltenham place. 

Both sides of Baltimore avenue, from 87th 
street to S4th street. 

South side of 6Sth street, from Stony Is- 
and to Yates avenue. 



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[1900 



West side of Coles avenue, from 75th stf^et 
to 79th street. 

Bond avenue, from 71st street to 74th 
street. 

Seventy-fifth place, from Railroad ayenu» 
to Coles avenue, which were 

Referred to the Board of Local Improve- 
ments. 

Aid. Mavor presented the following ordi- 
nance : 

Whereas, There was passed by this body 
on June 4, 1900, an order directing the Com- 
missioner of Public Works to restore Thirty- 
ninth street, between Halsted street and 
Langley avenue, including' paving, curbing 
and sidewalks, to the same condition in 
which the street was before disturbed by the 
building of the intercepting sewer in said 
street; which order provided that the cost of 
such restoration should be paid out of the 
reserve fund held by the city ; and 

Whereas, There have been filed with the 
Comptroller a number of claims and notices 
of liens against moneys and funds alleged to 
fee held by the city under its contract with 
the Chicago Star Construction and Dredging 
Company, the contractor for said sewer; and 

Whereas, The said Chicago Star Con- 
struction and Dredging Company has de- 
faulted in said contract and its surety, the 
National Surety Company, has notified the 
city that it, said National Surety Company, 
is unable and unwilling to proceed with said 
contract; and 

Whereas, It is necessary that the sewers 
and drains along the open cut in Thirty- 
ninth street be repaired and rest9red and 
that the open cut in Thirty-ninth street be 
bulkheaded between Stewart avenue and 
Halsted street, and the pavement and side- 
walks of said street be repaired and restored 
wherever disturbed by the building of said 
intercepting sewer ; therefore. 

Be it ordained hy the City Council of the City 
of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the Commissioner of 



Public Works is hereby directed to proceed 
at once with the necessary repairing of Thirty- 
ninth street, between Halsted street and 
Langley avenue, so that the same shall be re- 
stored as to the paving, curbing and side- 
walks thereof to the same condition as the 
street was in before it was disturbed by the 
building of the intercepting sewer therein, 
and to proceed at once to repair and restore 
the sewers and drains and to bull^head the 
open cut in and along said Thirty-ninth street, 
between Stewart avenue and Halsted street. 

Section 2. The cost of such repairing and 
restoring shall not exceed thirty. five thou- 
sand (135,000.00) dollars. 

Section 3. The City Comptroller is here- 
by authorized and directed to pay from the 
Water Fund all money not exceeding thirty- 
five thousand (^35,000.00) dollars in the total, 
necessary to repair and restore said street 
and to repair the sewers and drains and to 
bulkhead the open cut, as provided in this 
ordinance. 

Section 4. An accurate and separate ac- 
count shall be kept by the City Comptroller 
of all moneys paid out of the Water Fund by 
virtue of this ordinance; and he is hereby 
directed to charge the total amount thereof 
against whatever reserve fund he may hold 
in his hands under the contract between the 
city and said Chicago Star Construstion and 
Dredging Company, and to hold said reserve 
fund subject to such charge until the rights 
of all parties thereto are determined accord- 
ing to law. 

Section 5. So much of an order passed 
June 4, 1900, and appearing on page 445 of 
the Council Proceedings, as provides for the 
direct payment of the cost of such restora- 
tion and repair out of the reserve fund held 
by the city, is hereby repealed. 

Section 6. This ordinance shall take ef- 
fect and be in force from and after the date 
of its passage. 



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12 



Whicli wtiH, on indtton, duly paHROil liyyeaH 
and nnyK an followM : 

YrdM Kciinn. Coii^rhlin, PIko. ThoiiifiHon, 
AUIiifT, Dixon, Fitri-niiiti, Jnckhon, ii'.iike •Titii 
ward), Kent. McConnick, Marlin, lli«;nrier, 
Fick, Oairy, Novak (Hth word), Hurt, Byrne, 
Novak (lOlh ward). Hn-ntian (lOfh ward), 
Diiildhston. Finn, I'atlerHon, Gary, KowiiT, 
Bos, BuilfuBH, Hallstroni, Kayiner, Kmulski, 
Kunz, Johnson, ( )l)erndorf, Hrennan (IHth 
ward), C'onlon. Morris, I'owcrs. hettibone, 
Eisfeldt, Werno, HcMTtnann, Smith. Gold- 
zler, Peterson, Olson, Heltn, Minwepen, 
Butler. Williston, lilake (2(Jth ward), Kues- 
ter, Kecney. Wulll, Rector. Hackley, Rus- 
sell, Carey, Zernan, Boyd, Eidmann, Bade- 
noch. Nelson, Mavor, Watkins, Jones, Ben- 
nett, Hunter— (iT. 

Xayx — None. 

Aid. Mavor presented the elaim of John 
C. W. Rhode for bugf3:ies and harness; 
also an order to pay Anna Stofifregen 
$750 on account of damage to property by 
track elevation, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Mavor presented the following ordi- 
nance: 

Whereas, The service mains and fire pro- 
tection mains in the Stock Yards district 
were originally put in while said district was 
a part of the Town of Lake and prior to an- 
nexation to Chicago, and in consequence no 
complete system of maps is now in the pos- 
session of the Bureau of TTater of the City 
of Chicage. showing the location of the 
various mains and service pipes : and 

Whereas, There are many ef said pipes 
which are unused at the present time ; and 

Whereas. It is necessary to locate said 
pipes and to prepare a plan shswing the com- 
plete system of water supply in the district, 
in order that all pipes not properly guarded 
with city meters may be cut off at the mains, 
so as to prevent any possible fraudulent use 
»f water by any person lay means of said, 
pipes; and, 

Whereas, A larsre sum of money is re- 
quired for this purpose ; now, therefore, 



JJe It ordained by the City Council of the City 
of Chicttf/o: 

SerTioN 1. That the Clly rjornptroller be 
and he Is hereby authorized and directed to 
pay from the Water Fund uU money, not ex- 
ceeding: the sum of iwenty-flve thousand dol- 
lars (125.000), necessary to locate the water 
pipes and to prepare a plan showing the com- 
plete system of water supply in the Stock 
Yards district. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall be in 
force and eflfcet from and after its passage. 

Aid. Foreman moved its reference to the 
Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Carey moved to suspend the rules to 
pass the ordinance. 

The motion was lost by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Blake (5th ward), 
Kent, McCormick, Martin, Fick, Garry, 
Novak (8th ward), Hurt, Byrne, Brennan 
(10th ward), Finn, Kunz. Brennan (18th 
ward), Conlon, Morris, Powers, Werno, 
Herrmann, Goldzier, Russell, Carey, Boyd, 
Watkins — 25. 

XaTjs — Pike, Thompson, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foreman, Jackson, Brenner, Novak (10th 
ward). Duddleston. Patterson, Gary. Fowler, 
Bos, Beilfuss. Hallstrom, Raymer. Johnson, 
Oberndorf, Pettibone, Eisfeldt. Smit'p. Peter- 
son, Olson, Helm, Minwegen, Butler, Willis- 
ton. Blake (26th ward), Kuester, Keeney, 
Wulff, Rector, Hackley, Zeman, Eidmann, 
Badenoch, Nelson, Mavor. Jones, Bennett, 
Hunter — il. 

Thereupon the ordinance was referred to 
the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Eidmann presented the following 
orders 

Ordered, That the order ©n the Commis. 
sioner of Public Works, passed by this Coun- 
cil on September 24th. 1900. instructing him 
to construct certain catch basins on 81st 
street, between Halsted street and Vincennes 
road, be and the same is hereby rescinded. 

Ordered^ That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be and he is hereby instructed to order 
the Chicago. Rock Island and Pacific Rail- 
road Company and the Baltimore and Ohio 
Railroad Company to either place gates or a 



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[1900 



flagman at their crossings on Lowe avenue, 
between 90th and 91st streets, for the safety 
of the children attending school at 92d street 
and Lowe avenue. 

Whereas, The proposed electric pumping 
plant to be installed this year . at 69th and 
Halsted streets will remove all back water 
from the main sewer on Halsted street as far 
south as 81st street, and thus enable some re- 
lief to be given for drainage into this sewer 
so as to remove the flooded conditions by the 
crossings of 81st, 80th and 79th streets, that 
have been a great inconvenience to the resi- 
dents at these places; it is therefore 

Ordered^ That the Commissioner of Public 
Works construct such new catch basins and 
lower such inlets to existing catchbasins at 
and near the above places as will remedy the 
flooded conditions of the drains there, the 
cost of the necessary work to be paid out of 
the sewer cleaning and repair appropriation. 

Which were, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Badenoch presented the claim of Geo. 
T. Cline for rebate of water tax, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 
Aid. Boyd presented the following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be and he is hereby authorized and 
directed to issue a permit to Mrs. C. E. 
Washburne to lay a 6- foot cement sidewalk 
on the side of her building located at No. 
5959 Green street, commencing at the build- 
ing line of said Green street and running 
one hundred and twenty-five (125) feet east 
thereof. Said sidewalk to be laid at the curb 
line of the above described property. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Boyd presented the claim of Mrs. C. 
P. Colwell for rebate of water tax, which 
wirs 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Boyd presented an order for a 6- foot 
cement sidewalk on both sides of Tremont 
street, from Normal avenue to Stewart ave- 
nue, which was 

Referied to the Board of Local Improve- 
ments. 

Aid. Zeman presented a petition and an 
order for macadamizing Elizabeth street, 
from 55th street to 63rd street, which were 

Referred to the Board of Local Improve- 
ments. 



Aid. Carey presented the following order: 

Ordered, That the sum of twenty-five thou- 
sand dollars ($25,000) be and the same is 
hereby appropriated out of the Water Fund 
for the purpose of locating, recording and 
repairing all water mains between Halsted 
street and Ashland avenue and between 39th 
and 47th streets, and to take such steps as 
may be necessary to properly protect the 
city's interests and its revenues. 

Which was referred to the Committee on 
Finance. 

Aid. Rector presented a petition and an 
order for curbing, grading and paving and 
all underground work on North 52d avenne, 
from Chicago avenue to Augusta street, 
which were 

Referred to the Board of Local Improve- 
ments. 

Aid. Hackley presented a petition and an 
order for sewer in Jackson street, fr@m 46th 
avenue to 47th avenue, which were 

Referred to the Board of Local Improve- 
ments. 

Aid. Keeney presented the following 
orders : 

Ordered, That the Corporation Counsel be 
and he is hereby directed to remove stay in 
proceedings in the matter of Warrant No.. .. 
for cement sidewalk on Dunning street, from 
Humboldt boulevard to Spaulding avenue, 
said stay having been entered June 25th, 
1900, and to proceed at once to the confirma- 
tion of the assessment. 

Ordered, That the Corporation Counsel be 
and he is hereby directed to stay all proceed- 
ings in the matter of Warrant No for 

cement sidewalk on Armitage avenue, from 
North Kedzie avenue to North 40th avenue, 
until further order at this Council. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
remove the obstraction at the intersection of 
Milwaukee and Monticello avenues; also at 
the intersection of Belment and Monticello 
avenues, so that the said Monticello avenue, 
between Milwaukee avenue and Belmont 
avenue, can be used as a public street. 

Which were, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Keeney presented an ordinance for 



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the piiyinont of iiiturt^ht on liiKtHlliiiotitt of 
ftpeclal usscHKiiiiMitN, wliif'li wns 

llofurrud to the Cotumitiou on JuUlciury. 

AUl. K«M'n«'y prcKctitcil a potltiorj iitid an 
onlwr for paving (cfiiur IiIocUk) Ariiiila^T" 
ayciiiHi, from North llth avenue to North 
Tilst uvonue. 

Also orders for tho following'': 

Sewor In North HlJd nvonue, Irom (Jrajid 
averiuo to FulhM ton uvenuc. 

Sewer in North ITtli avenue, from Wilson 
tivenuo to AvoiicUile avenue. 

Sower in Avondalo avenue, from North 
47th avenue to Montrose avenue. 

Sewer in North 48oi court, from North ave- 
nue to VViibansia avenue. 

Sewer in Irvint^' Park boulevard, from Mil- 
waukee avenue to C. M. & St. P. R. R. 

AVater supply pipes in North 43d court, 
from Armitage avenue to C, M. & St. P. 
R. R. 

Six-foot plank sidewalk en North 48th ave- 
nue, from North avenue to Armitage avenue, 
which were 

Referred to the Board of Local Improve- 
ments. 

Aid. Wulff presented an ordinance for va- 
cating certain public ways in North Chicago 
Sharpshooters, Park, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, W. D. 

Aid. "Wulff presented orders for drains and 
Avater service pipes in Grand avenue, from 
56th avenue to 60th avenue. 

Sewer in 43d court, from North avenue to 
Wabansia avenue. 

Plank sidewalks on Springfield avenue, 
from Dickens ayenue to Fullerton avenue. 

Lawndale avenue, from Armitage avenue 
to North avenue, which were 

Referred to the Board of Local Improve- 
ments. 

Aid. Blake (26th ward) presented the fol- 
lowing orders: 

Whereas, Pursuant to an ordinance duly 
passed by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago and under the direction of the Com- 
missioner of Public AVorks a certain system 



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of Ktreets, known as the Burmrside system' 

was recently lmi)rov<!d by the conKtriK f ion of 
II macadam pavement, a combination curb 
and tfuttor, together with brick crosHings, all 
to b(! paid for by 8|)ecial ahseKsment of tho 
pr«i)erty beneJlted lherel>y ; and, 

WnHKHAH, Certain (hifects are apparent in 
Kaid work, the particulars of whi(;h have 
been called to the attention of the engineer- 
ing force of the Bureau of Streets; and, 

Whkukas, There, is money withheld from 
the contractor (hi said work now in the posses- 
8i<m of the proper authorities of the City of 
Chicago with which to make good the de- 
fects in said system ; and, 

WiiEKBAH, The property owners interested 
in said improvements have at divers times 
requested the officers in charge of the Bureau 
of Streets to make g(jod the defects in said 
work ; now, therefore, it hereby is 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works repair and rebuild said pavement, 
curb and gutter and crossings in said entire 
system wherever such defects appear and 
make such changes and improvements 
therein as may be required to conform said 
improvement to the plans, specifications and 
contract for said work ; and that the cost of 
making such changes, repairs and improve- 
ments in the work of said contractor be 
charged against the funds now in the posses- 
sion of the City of Chicago for such purpose. 

Ordered, That the Lincoln Fuel Company 
and all other persons, corporations or com- 
panies now using a certain switch track, 
starting at the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. 
Paul Railroad at Wellington street and run- 
ning to Oakdale avenue, be and they hereby 
are ordered to allow not more than two freight 
cars on said tracks at the same time, and that 
the streets and alleys across which said switch 
track runs be kept clear of standing freight 
cars and all other obstructions at all times 
hereafter, and the Commissioner of Public 
Works and the Chief of Police hereby are 
instructed to enforce this order. 

Ordered, That the Board of Local Improve- 
ments be and they are hereby instructed to 
take North Paulina street, between Addison 
street and Irving Park boulevard, out of a 
system of streets to be paved with macadam 
known as a system of streets composed of 
Byron street and other streets in the City of 
Chicago, and that said North Paulina street, 
between Addison street and Irving Park 



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boulevard, be paved with vitrified brick, and 
that said Board of Local Improvements send 
to this Council an ordinance and estimate for 
paving same with yitrified briclc. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Worlis and the Superintendent of Streets be 
and they are hereby directed to cause suf- 
ficient street sweepings and dirt of an inoffen- 
sive character to be dumped into the clay 
hole at the corner of Perry street and Wolf- 
ram street, so as to fill said clay hole by 
January 1st, 1901. 

Wliich were, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Blake (26th ward) presented the fol- 
lowing ordinance: 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 
of Chicago: 

Section 1. That permission be and the 
same hereby is granted to Best Brewing Com- 
pany to sink a well eight (8) inches in 
diameter to the depth of thirteen hundred 
(1,300) feet under the sidewalk on the south 
side of Fletcher street about fifty (50) feet 
west of Herndon street, and to sink a tank 
about six (6) feet in diameter at said point, 
so that the lower part of said tank shall be 
about ten (10) feet below the surface of said 
walk, and the upper part about four (4) feet 
below the surface of said walk, the top of 
said tank and well to be arched over with 
steel girders overlaid with a six (6) foot ce- 
ment sidewalk ; said sidewalk to be supplied 
with an iron trap door opening into said tank. 

Section 2. Permission is hereby given to 
said Best Brewing Company to obstruct said 
sidewalk during the time of digging and 
constructing said well for a period not to ex- 
ceed four (4) months. 

Section 3. All of said work shall be done 
under the supervision and direction of the 
Commissioner of Public Works. 

Section 4. This ordinance shall be in 
force from and after its passage. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed by yeas 
and nays as follows : 

Teas— Kenna, Coughlin, Pike, Thompson, 



Ailing, Dixon, Foreman, Jackson, Blake (5tli 
ward), Kent, McCormick, Martin, Brenner, 
Fick, Garry, Novak (8th ward), Hurt, Byrne, 
Novak (10th ward), Brennan (10th ward), 
Duddleston, Finn, Patterson, Gary, Fowler, 
Bos, Beilfuss, Hallstrom, Raymer, Smulski, 
Kunz, Johnson, Oberndorf, Brennan, (18th 
wark), Conlon, Morris, Powers, Pettibone, 
Eisfeldt, Werno, Herrmann, Smith, Gold- 
zier, Peterson, Olson, Helm, Minwegen, 
Butler, Williston, Blake (26th ward), Kues- 
ter, Keeney, Wulff, Rector, Hackley, Rus- 
sell, Carey, Zeman, Boyd, Eidman, Bade- 
noch. Nelson, Mayor, Watkins, Jones, Ben- 
nett, Hunter — 67. 

Hays — None. 

Aid. Blake (26th ward), presented the fol- 
lowing ordinance: 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 
of Chicago: 

Section 1 . That permissien be and the 
same hereby is granted to the owners of real 
estate abutting on the west side of Lincoln 
avenue, between Grace street and Addison 
street, to build a six-foot cement sidewalk at 
the curb line on the west side of said Lincoln 
avenue, between Grace street and Addison 
street. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in 
force from and after its passage. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Pike, Thompson, 
Ailing, Dixon, Foreman, Jackson, Blake (5th 
ward), Kent, McCormick, Martm, Brenner, 
Fick, Garry, Novak (8th ward). Hurt, Byrne, 
Novak (10th wardi, Brennan (10th ward), 
Duddleston, Finn, Patterson, Gary, Fowler, 
Bos, Beilfuss, Hallstrom, Raymer, Smalski, 
Kunz, Johnson, Oberndorf, Brennan (18th 
ward), Conlon, Morris, Powers, Pettibone, 
Eisfeldt, Werno, Herrmann, Smith, Gold- 
zier, Peterson, Olson, Helm, Minwegen, 
Butler, Williston, Blake (26th ward), Kues- 
ter, Keeney, Wulff, Rector, Hackley, Rus- 
sell, Carey, Zeman, Boyd, Eidmaun, Bade- 
noch, Nelson, Mavor, Watkins, Jones, Ben- 
nett, Hunter — 67. 

JSFays — None. 

Aid. Blake (26th ward), presented a peti- . 



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tion iiikL iin ordor for iii:u-a(i:iiui7.in(r Lunt 
HVui)u«\ from Kliii;*' hoiiUiVunl to Wi-utfiu 
uvi'nuc ; iiIko hii order for ceiDent xidcwalk 
on holh Ri(l«'K of North Sooley uvunue, from 
Coriioll.i Hirt'ot to Addison street, which were 

Referred to the Board of Locnl Improve- 
iiieatH. 

AUl. Mlnke (2»Uh ward), presented the 
clain) of Nick Kinkier for service at Lake 
View wat«r works station, which was 

Keferred to the Committee on Fiaaace. 

Aid. Hutler presented the foilowing 
orders • 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
issue a permit to S. E. Gross and W. J. 
Moore to iinprove Alta Vista terrace, from 
Byron street to Grace street, with concrete 
curb and flutter and asphalt pavement, the 
roadway to be 20 feet wide; also to change 
the curb on the north side of Grace street to 
conform to this improvement. 

The above work is to be done under the 
supervision of the Department of Public 
Works without cost to the city. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
issue a permit to Daniel Hardin to lay water 
pipes on Dayton street, from Seminary ave- 
nue to Sheridan road. 

Which were, en motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Butler presented an order for opening 
Roscoe street, from Clark street to Sheffield 
avenue, which was 

Referred to the Board of Local Improve- 
ments. 

Aid. Williston presented the following 
order : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
issue permit to Mont Tennis. 499 Lincoln 
avenue, to erect an electric sign, subject to 
revocation by the Mayor at any time. 

Which was. on motion, duli' passed. 

Aid. Williston presented petitions and or- 
ders for macadamizing Clayton street, from 
Columbia avenue to Pratt avenue. 

Central street, from Columbia avenue to 
Rogers avenue. 



Wherwln uTenuo, from C, M. & St. P. R. 
R. to Forest uvenue. 

Touhy aTunue, from Sberidan road to Ridfj^e 
boulevard. 

Resurfacing Greenleaf avenue, from C. & 
N. W. It. It. to Ridffe boulevard, which were 

Referred to the Hoard of Local Improre- 
monts. 

Aid. Mlnwegen presented the following 
order: 

Ordered. That the Board of Lecal improve- 
ments be and they are hereby directed to 
stay collection of the following warrants: 

24150 — Paving State street, from Kinzie 
street to 200 feet south. 

24151 — Paving Wells street, from Kinzie 
street to 451 feet south. 

24160 — Paving Kinzie street, from State 
street to Wells street. 

24279 — Paving Illinois street, from Rush 
street to 500 feet east of St. Clair street. 

24161 — Paving Michigan street, from State 
street to Rush street. 

Which was. on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Olson presented the following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
permit John M. Erickson, Ciybourn avenue 
and Division street, to erect a temporary 
bandstand at above location for a period of 
ten days, to be revoked at the option of the 
Mayor. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Peterson presented an order for pav- 
ing fbrick) Larrabee street, from Chicago 
avenue to Division street, which was 

Referred to the Board of Local Improve- 
ments. 

Aid. Geldzier presented the following 
order! 

Ordered, That the Board of Local Improve- 
ments be and it is hereby directed to stay 
the collection ©f the assessment for paving 
Halsted street, between Division street and 
North avenue, until the further order of this 
Council. 

Which was. on motion, duly passed. 



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[1900 



Aid. Pettibone presented the following: 
order: 

Ordered, That the Board of Local Improve- 
ments be and they are hereby directed to stay 
collection of the following warrant; 24158. 
paving Halsted street, from Division street to 
North avenue. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Eisfeldt presented orders for 6-foot 
plank sidewalks on the following streets : 

South side of Garfield avenue, from Racine 
avenue to Herndon street. 

Both sides of Herndon street, from Gar- 
field avenue 4o Clybourn avenue. 

West side of Lewis street, from Garfield 
avenue to Clybourn avenue, which were 

Referred to the Board of Local Improve- 
ments. 

Aid. Hallstrom presented the claim of 
Mary Fautsch for personal injuries, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Beilfuss presented the claim of Fred- 
erick Danielson for damage to property on 
account of blasting, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Beilfuss presented the following ordi- 
nance : 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 
of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the Mayor and the City 
Clerk of the City of Chicago be and they are 
hereby authorized and directed to execute, on 
behalf of the City of Chicago, a centract with 
the Sanitary District of Chicago substantially 
in the form hereto attached and made a part 
of this ordinance; and upon the execution of 
said contract by b©lh the parties thereto, the 
proper oflacers of the City of Chicago are 
hereby authorized and directed to d© all 
things necessary to carry the terms thereof 
into effect. 

Section 2. ' This ©rdinance shall be in 
force from and after the date of its passage. 



This Agreement, Made and entered into 
this day of , 1900, by and 



between the Sanitary District of Chicago, 
party of the first part, and the City of Chi- 
cago, party of the second part, witnesseth, 
that, 

Whereas, The Sanitary District of Chi- 
cago has, at the termination of its Main 
Drainage Channel at its controlling works, 
incidentally created a great water power, 
which it is authorized by Section 7 of an Act 
of the General Assembly of the State of Illi- 
nois, entitled "An Act to create sanitary 
districts and t© remove obstructions in the 
Desplaines and Illinois Rivers," approved 
May 29, 1889, and in force July 1,1889, to 
dispose of in such manner as may be deter- 
mined upon by the Board of Trustees of the 
Sanitary District of Chicago; and. 

Whereas, The City of Chicago is in a po- 
sition to utilize and to derive benefit from 
the utilization of said water power in the 
maintenance of the water supply of said 
city and for other municipal purposes; n@w, 
therefore, 

In consideration of the premises and of the 
covenants and undertakings hereinafter set 
f«rth between the parties hereto: 

1. The Sanitary District of Chicago agrees 
to lease, and by these presents does hereby 
lease, to the City of Chicago the maximum 
water power capable of development at, near, 
or in the vicinity of said controlling works 
at the present termination of said Main 
Drainage Channel and north of Lockport, in 
the County of Will and State of Illinois. 

2. The power development shall be at a 
point to be designated by the Chief Engineer 
of the Sanitary District of Chicago, in the 
Desplaines Valley, between the said control- 
ling works and the Elgin, Joliet and Eastern 
Railroad. 

3. The rental or payment for said water 
power shall fee at the yearly rate of four d®l- 
lars ($4.00) per each horse power provided 
and delivered during the first year of the ex- 
istence of this contract; thereafter, the 
yearly rental to be paid for each horse power 
shall be fixed by appraisement of the fair 
market value of such horse power. Such 
appraisement shall be made in the following 
manner: On or before the second Tuesday 
in September in each year, the Sanitary 
District of Chicago and the City of Chicago, 
acting through the Commissioner of Public 
Works of the City of Chicago, shall each 
name a disinterested person, skilled in the 



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(|uuHti(tti lit ihsuc, 1111(1 iliuKc pornona rIiuII 
th('i'(uipon ll^;lT^• upon tlic fair niiirUct n-ntiil 
of MK-li liiiiht' |in\vt)r, which nito shall \ii>. tho 
contract prlcu or rontal in forcp for a pt-rlod 
of ono (1) year thon next cnsiiliifif. In casu 
of tile failure of sucii pursoiiK ho appointed 
to a(;ree, tliey niiall cIioonc h lliirti, wlio Klinll 
at-l \v itii I Ik'mi aH one of tiiu a|)pralsurH. Tiie 
rental lived l»y the majority of siicij tlircfn aj)- 
praisers shall he iho rental for the yvm then 
next ensuiiif^'. Said nppralscrrs shall there- 
upon certify to tli<' Conipt rolhir at tlii; ( Mt.y 
of ('llica^^o and to the Clerk of said Sanitary 
District of Chicajfo tho atuount of rcnitai 
fixed l)y swell appraisement; provided, how- 
ever, tliat In tlie appraisement of the market 
value of said water power the yearly rate or 
rental (»f four dollars (i^.OO) per horse power 
liercin llxeii for tlie first year of tills contract 
siiail not l)e re;^arded as determiniiijf the 
present value of salil herse power, or as any 
criterion wiiatsoever in fixing: the price or 
rental of said horse power for future periods. 
The rent so fixed shall be paid in four (4) 
quarterly pay ments.at the end of each quarter^ 
on the last days of December. March, June 
and September in each year. The number ©f 
horse power for which such rental shall be 
paid shall be determined by taking the aver- 
age indicated horse power as delivered from 
the water wheel shafts to the transmitting 
devices during the quarter for which such 
rental is to be paid. 

4. This contract shall be in force for the 
period of seventy-five (75) years, beginning 
July 1, 1901, and terminating July 1,1976; 
provided, however, that either party hereto 
may pass an ordinance declaring this con- 
tract terminated ; and this contract shall be 
terminated one (1) year subsequent to the 
giving of notice of the passage of such ordi- 
nance by the proper officer of the party pass- 
ing such ordinance to the proper officer of 
the other party. In case of the termination 
of this contract by the Sanitary District of 
Chicago, the City of Chicago shall be entitled 
to be paid by the Sanitary District of Chicago 
the fair cash value of all permanent im- 
provements made by it upon the lands or 
right of way of said Sanitary District of 
Chicago; the value ©f such improvements to 
be ascertained hy the institution by either 
party of proper proceedings for that purpose 
before any c©urt of competent jurisdiction 
in the County of Cook and State of Illinois. 
In case the City of Chicago fails to make the 
payments herein stipulated for a period of 



hIx (0) inonthR, or in ciikc of the termination 
of thiH citrtnu'l hy election as aforesaid on 
the |)art «r the City of Cliica^'o, then and In 
either cane all |)erinanent ImprovetiientK 
made hy the City «f ('hicago ui»on the lands 
or right of way of haul Sanitary District of 
( Jhicago, shall become tho property of said 
Sanitary District of Ciiicago, and no legal 
I>roceedlnifs l)y said Sanitary District of 
(Jhicago shall be regardcMl as ne(;es- 
sary to the enforcement (jf the forfeiture 
herein anil hereby prfjvided. 

5. The water i)OW(^r thus leased shall be 
used by the City of Chicago for municipal 
purjjoses oni>,aDd shall not be leased to 
private customers or corporatioift f>r to other 
municipalities without the consent of the 
corporate authorities of the Sanitary District 
of Chicago being first had and obtained. 

(>. It is further agreed that the .City of 
Chicago, party of the second part, shall con- 
struct at its own expense all permanent im- 
provements necessary to develop the full 
water power, available from the water which 
passes through said Main Drainage Channel 
during the continuance of this lease, and 
which the said Sanitary District of Chicago 
shall have the right to control and dispose of ; 
it being stipulated and agreed that said City 
of Chicago shall have the right to occupy 
and use, without extra charge or expense, so 
much of the lands now owned by the Sanitary 
District of Chicago adjacent to its Main 
Drainage Channel as may be reasonably 
necessary for the economical construction of 
such permanent improvements constructed 
by the City of Chicago for the development of 
said water power, and so much of said land 
as may be necessary to hold and use the 
water impounded by such permanent im- 
provements and for the housing, location 
and maintenance of the machinery and the 
appurtenances and appliances used in the 
development of said water power; but such 
permanent improvements or other property 
shall not become the property of said Sani- 
tary District except in the manner specified 
in Section 4 of this agreement. 

The City of Chicago shall have full control 
and authority over such land of the Sani- 
tary District of Chicago occupied and 
used by it in accordance with the 
terms of this section, and the use and 
control of such land by the City of Chicago 
shall continue, and such land shall be in- 
alienable by said Sanitary District of Chi- 



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[190O 



cago during the period of the continuance of 
this lease. 

The Sanitary District of Chicago shall, for 
its corporate purposes, have the right of ease- 
ment at all times on and across such lands of 
the Sanitary District of Chicago occupied 
hereunder by the City of Chicago; pr®vided, 
that the exercise of such right of easement be 
not destructive or unnecessarily injurious to 
the interests of the City of Chicag© here- 
under. 

7. The water wheels and other machinery 
and appliances used in the (development of 
said water power shall be of the best and 
most eflScient type. All questions relating to 
such wheels and machinery shall be ad- 
justed between the Chief Engineer of the 
Sanitary District of Chicago and the City 
Electrician ©f the City of Chicago. In the 
event that these two officials fail to agree 
upon any m.atter relating t© the selection and 
construction of such wheels and machinei-y, 
each of said oflScials shall name a disinter- 
ested person, skilled in the matter at issue, 
and the two thus named shall choose a third 
person also s® skilled. The three persons so 
selected shall form a Board of Arbitration, 
and shall thereupon consider the question at 
issue, and as speedily as possible render a de- 
cision therein. The decision of a majority of 
said arbitrators shall be binding upon both 
parties to this contract. 

8. It is further agreed that the construc- 
tion of said permanent improvements men- 
tioned in this agreement shall be under the 
direction and supervision of the Chief En- 
gineer of the Sanitary District ©f Chicago, 
and said permanent improvements shall be so 
constructed as to secure the maximum de- 
velopment of the water power at the place of 
construction at all times and with due regard 
to the future development of the full p®wer 
capable of utilization and development as the 
flow of water in the Main Drainage Channel 
may from time t© time be increased in ac- 
cordance with the requirements of law. 

The development of said water power shall 
be directed by said Chief Engineer of the 
Sanitary District of Chicago, and shall be de- 
veloped in such manner as not to interfere 
with the projected deep waterway connecting 
the Great Lakes with the Mississippi River 
or to impair the sanitary objects of said canal. 

It is further agreed that the Sanitary Dis- 
trict of Chicago shall reserve, and the 



Sanitary District of Chicago dees here- 
in and hereby reserve, the right^ 
upon ninety (90) days' written notice^ 
to appropriate and use so much of said 
water power as may be necessary to operate 
the several pumping stations and to operate 
the various railroad and highway bridges- 
crossing the Main Drainage Channel, its col- 
lateral channels or the Chicago River, where- 
ever the construction and maintenance of 
swinging or bascule bridges has been imposed 
upon the Sanitary District of Chicago ; pro- 
vided, however, that said Sanitary District of 
Chicago shall pay to the City of Chicago for 
such horse power as it may take under the 
terms of this section, a rental of the same 
amount per horse power per annum as may,, 
at the time of such taking and use, be fixed 
to be paid by the City of Chicago, together 
with such additional sum as shall fully com- 
pensate said City of Chicago for any loss it 
may sustain in connection therewith and for 
the due proportion of the expense and per- 
manent cost of the power so taken, the ex- 
pense and permanent cost of such develop- 
ment to be determined by the ratio that the 
amount of power appropriated bears to the 
total amount developed. 

10. The Sanitary District of Chicago shall 
have the right at all times, without payment 
to the City of Chicago, to draw off and use; 
for power purposes at the site of its controll- 
ing works at Lockport twelve thousand (12,- 
000) cubic feet ®f water per minute. 

11. It is further agreed between the par- 
ties hereto that as an additional compensa- 
tion to said Sanitary District of Chicago for 
said water power leased to said City of Chi- 
cago all permanent improvements con- 
structed in pursuance of this agreement by 
said City of Chicago shall become the prop- 
erty of and belong to said Sanitary District 
of Chicago, upon the termination of this 
lease by lapse of time or non-payment of 
rent, or non-performance of this contract. 

12. It is further agreed that the City of 
Chicago shall pay all taxes legally levied 
upon any of the property of said Sanitary 
District of Chicago in actual occupation and 
use by the City of Chicago under and by vir- 
tue of the terms of this agreement. 

13. It is further agreed that the City of 
Chicago shall have the right to erect such 
poles and to string such wires and to con- 
struct such conduits and other conveyors as 



Ocl»>l»or l.J 

iiiuy III) ii(u*(<NHiii'y to triinMiilt hucIi wutnr 
powiM" from tliu point of (Uivolop- 
iiHMit to lite point of uHi) or cIIh- 
trll>iitlou; ami for thin purpoHo It Hliall 
iiiiTo thu rlirlit, iindvr tliu direction und 
Mipi'rvUlon of llio ('liinf ICnifiticM«r (»f tlio 
HuiiilHiy District of ( 'lilcii^ro, to occupy und 
Ubu NO iiiucli of llio liiiiii now owimhI or 
licrciiflcr to l)u owncil liy hiiid K.'iMitiiry 
District of Chicn(fo udjacent to Its Muiii 
Dridnatro Channel us may ho nocessury for 
Micli |iurpo8u. 

The Sanitary District of Chicatfo shall at 
any iImh; hnw the ri^jht to remove any |)o]os 
and wires thus erected, or conduits or oilier 
conveyors thus constructed, from one jxtrlion 
of saiil land to another, whenever necessary 
for the pur|iosoe of said Sanitary District of 
Chlenpo, the expense of such removal to be 
borne by said Salutary District of Chicago, 
with no unnecessary inconvenience or harm 
t© the rif^hts of the City of Chicago. 

14. It is further agreed that the City of 
Chicago shall, within ninety (90) days from 
the date hereof, begin the construction of the 
improvements necessary hereunder for the 
development and utilization of said waier 
power, and shall continue the same at such 
rate of progress as will insure the completion 
of the development of said water power not 
later than December 31.1901. A failure to 
observe and enforce this provision diligently 
and in good faith shall be deemed good and 
sufficient grounds for the termination of 
this contract. 

The City of Chicago shall in any event 
pay to said Sanitary District of Chicago the 
rental hereinabove provided, from and 
after the first day of January, A. D. 
1902, whether the City of Chicago by 
that date shall have developed and have be- 
gun to utilize said water power or not; pro- 
Tided, however, that such time as the City of 
Chicago may be restrained by any order of 
court from issuing any bonds to pay for such 
construction and development under this 
contract, shall be added to said period of 
ninety (90) days, and in the same way shall 
be added to the period expiring December 31, 
1901 ; and the rental to be paid shall not begin 
until such period after the first day of Jan- 
uary, A. D. 1902, and shall be equal in time 
to the period during which said City of Chi- 
cago may have been so enjoined. 

15. It is further agreed that in case it 



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fihould bu finally dctormlDed by adjudication 
by t he Supreme ( !ourt of the State of lUinolK, 
In any cast* nt law or In e«|udy, that the City 
of (Milcajfo lias no right to Iksuo such bonds 
aH are mentioned in Sccthjn i:{ of this con- 
tract for the raising of funds for the ccjii- 
Ht ruction of lald Itnprovwments or for other 
purposes herein contemplated, then, unless 
the ( Mty of Chicago shall be ready to make, 
and shall i>roceed to make, suoh improve- 
ments from other available funds, this con- 
tra(;t shall becf>m« null and voi(l, and the 
Sanitary District of Chicagr> .shall t)e free t® 
dispose of said water power to any other 
bidders or consuiners in such manner as it 
may see fit. 

10. Each of the parties hereto reserves 
the right to itself, at any time within six (0) 
months from and after the execution of this 
contract, or until thirty (30) days after such 
final adjudication by the Supreme Court of 
the State of Illinois, to annul and abrogate 
this contract on giving formal written notice 
thereof to the other party hereto. 

//i Wibiess Whereof, The said Sanitary 
District of Chicago, pursuant to the terms of 
an ordinance passed by the Board of Trus- 
tees of the Sanitary District of Chicago on 

the day of , A. D. 1900, 

and the City of Chicago, pursuant to the 
terms of an ordinance passed by the City 

Council of the City of Chicag® on the 

day o^ A. D. 1900, have caused 

this agreement to be duly executed by their 
proper officers, respectively, the day and 
year first above written. 

The Sanitary District of Chicago, 

By 

President. 

Attest: 



Cler/c. 

The City of Chicago, 

By 

Mayor. 
Attest: 

City Clerk. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed by yeas 
and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Pike, Thompson, 
Ailing, Dixon, Foreman, Jackson, Blake (oth 



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ward), Kent, McCortnick, Martin, Brenner, 
Fick, Garry, Novak (8th ward), Hurt, Byrne, 
Novak (10th ward), Brennan flOth ward), 
Duddleston, Finn, Patterson, Gary, Fowler, 
Bos, Beilfuss, Hallstrom, Raymer, Smulski, 
Kunz, Johnson, Oberndorf, Brennan {18th 
ward), Conlon, Morris, Pewers, Pettibone, 
Eisfeldt, Werno, Herrmann, Smith. Gold- 
zier, Peterson. Olson, Helm, Minwegen, 
Butler, Williston, Blake (26th ward), Ku es- 
ter, Keeney, Wulff, Rector, Hackley, Rus- 
sell, Carey, Zeman, Boyd, Eidmann, Bade- 
noch, Nelson, Mavor, Watkins, Jones, Ben- 
nett, Hunter — 67, 

Nays — None. 

Aid. Gary presented the following: orders : 
Ordered^ That the City Electrician place 
gas lamps at the southeast and northwest 
corners of Lexington street and Lawndale 
avenue. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Build- 
ings is hereby directed to issue to Henry- 
Michaels a permit authorizing him to con- 
struct, in connection with the building now 
being erected by him at 1024 West Madison 
street, a pilaster extending over the lot line 
in front ©f said number six inches and occu- 
pying a space over said lot line 6x12 inches. 
The permission hereby granted is upon the 
express condition that it may be revoked by 
the Mayor at any time, and upon the further 
conditioQ that while said pilaster occupies 
said space said Michaels shall pay to the City 
of Chicago the sum of five dollars per year. 

Which were, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Duddleston presented the following 
order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
issue permit to Williams and Byrnes to erect 
a stand to extend thpee feet from building by 
nine feet long at 544 Madison street (south- 
west corner Madison and LafiLin streets) and 
to be erected on the Laflin street side. Said 
permission to be revocable at any time by 
the Mayor or C®mmissioner of Public Works. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Duddleston presented an order for 
st®ne or cement sidewalk at 43 and 45 Ann 
street, between Madison street and Washing- 
ton street, which was 

Referred to the Board of Local Improve- 
ments. 



Aid. Duddleston presented the claim of 
Felise Bufer for refund of liquor license^ 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Duddleston presentea a petition for 
the removal of elevated structure on Market 
street, between Lake and Madison streets^ 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, S. D. 

Aid. Brennan (10th ward) presented orders 
for water pipe in Springfield avenue, between 
22d street and C, B. & Q. R. R. ; also sewer 
in 26th street, between Turner and Homan 
avenues, which were 

Referred to the Board of Local Improve-^ 
ments. 

Aid. Byrne presented the claim of Patrick 
Fahey for injuries while in the employ of the 
city, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 
Aid. Garry presented the following order: 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
is hereby directed to erect and maintain two 
gas lamps in front of the Hebrew Synagogue, 
known as No. 622 Sangamon street. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Fick presented the following order: 

Ordered, That permission be granted to the 
Sacred Heart Parish to string a banner at 
Halsted and 19th streets for a period of 
twenty days, to be removed at any time on 
the order of the Commissioner of Public 
Works or His Honor, the Mayor. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Brenner presented the following order : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner ©f Public 
Worlds issues a permit to set up an iron post 
at the end ©f sidewalk near curb in front of 
No. 503 South Jefferson street, permit to be 
issued to ©wners, Schiff & Co. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. McCormick presented orders for pav- 
ing the following streets: 

Hoyne avenue, from Archer avenue to 37th 
street. 

Thirty-eighth street, from Lincoln street to 
I Ashland avenue. 



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('LMilru avenue, fmiit 'Mai htr«et to '.VJih 
•trtDt. 

Auburn nvfuur, from .'{.Mh Btrect to Wih 
•t rod. 

Thirty-llrHt Ktrcet, fnitn HaUted street to 
l*llDt«y court, whlfh were 

Ileferreil to the Hoard of Local IiiiproTe- 
iiivnts. 

Aid. McC'oriiiick presented the followlrii^ 
order: 

Onlcrrd, That the Electrician \nt and he Ls 
hereby ordered to erect an electric light on 
the east end of 3.*>th street bridge. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. McCormick presented the claim of 
the Healy Ice Machine Company for rebate 
of water tax. which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Kent presented the claim of Timothy 
Finn for injuries while in the employ of the 
city, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Dixon presented the following: reso- 
lution: 

Resolved, By tfie City Council of Chicago. 
That the ^layor be and he is hereby author- 
ized to extend a cordial invitation to the 
Grand Lodg^e Kniarhts of Pythias, Grand 
Domain of Illinois, to hold their annual 
meeting-, October 1901, in Chicago. 

Which was. on motion, duly adopted. 

Al«l. Ailing presented the claim of the C. 
& W. I. R. R. for damage to cars, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 
Aid. Pike presented the following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
notify the Chicago City Railway Company 
to repair its right of way between and outside 
of its tracks on Cottage Grove avenue, from 
23d street to 39th street. 

Which was. on metion, duly passed. 

Aid. Pike presented an order for a cement 
sidewalk on State street, from 12th street to 
loth street, which was 

Referred to the Board of Local Improve- 
ments. 



Aid. Pike presented the claim of the 
Fashion Stables for rebate of water tax, 
which wuH 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Thompson {jn-soritfl the following 
ordinance 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 
of Chicago: 

That a permit is hereby given to J. Golden- 
beru to use four feet of sidewalk for the 
display of furniture. 

Sectio.v 1. Permission is hereby given t« 
J. Golden berg, 1837 and 183?> South State 
street, to use four (4) feet of sidewalk in 
front of said premises to display furniture 
and other wares. 

Section 2. That he is at all times to keep 
open for traffic at least twelve (12) feet of 
sidewalk in front of said premises. 

Section 3. This order shall go into effect 
on and after the date of its passage. 

Which was. on metion. duly passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Tea.'i — Kenna. Coughlin. Pike. Thorapson, 
Ailing. Dixoa. Foreman. Jackson. Blake (5th 
ward). Kent, McCormick. Martin, Brenner, 
Fick, Garry. Novak (Sthward), Hurt. Byrne, 
Xovak 1 10th ward), Brennan QOth wardj, 
Duddleston, Finn. Patterson. Gary. Fowler, 
Bos, Beiifuss, Hallstrom. Raymer. Smulski, 
Kunz. Jehnson. Obernderf, Brennan ClSth 
ward) Conlon, Morris. Powers. Pettibone. 
Eisfeldt. Werno. Herrmann, Smith. Gold- 
zier, Peterson. Olson. Helm. Minwegen, 
Butler, Williston, Blake C26th ward), Kues- 
ter. Keeney. Wulff. Rector. Hackley. Rus- 
sell. Carey. Zeman. Boyd. Eidmann. Bade- 
noch, Xelson, Mavor. Watkins. Jones, Ben- 
nett. Hunter — 67. 

Xays — 2sone. 

Aid. Thompson presented the claim of the 
Central Electric Company for supplies, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Coughlin presented the following or- 
ders: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 



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issue permit to S. Mossier, 121 Monroe street, 
to erect an electrie sign, subject to revocation 
by the Mayor at any time. 

Ordered^ That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and lie i§ hereby directed to 
issue perw'iit to Thayer & Chandler, 146 Wa- 
bash avenue, to erect an electric sign, subject 
to revocation by the Mayor at any time. 

Ordered^ That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
issue permit to C. F. Adams Company, 221 
State street, to erect an electric sign, subject 
to revocation by the Mayor at any time. 

Ordered^ That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
issue a permit to the Oriental Trading Com- 
pany for an electric sign at Nos. 250 and 252 
Wabash avenue, which shall be 7 feet long 
and 4 feet wide, same to be revoked by the 
Mayor at any time. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
issue a permit to Shinners & Carver for an 
electric sign at No. 130 Dearborn street, 
which shall be 8 feet long and 4 feet wide, t® 
be revoked by the Mayor at any time. 

Which were, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Couglin presented an order for pav- 
ing (granite) Sherman street, from Van Bu- 
ren street to Harrison street, which was 

Referred to the Board of Local Improve- 
ments. 

Aid. Coughlin presented the following res- 
olution : 

Whereas, It is the general sentiment 
among the people of Chicago who are in fa- 
vor of the municipal ownership of gas; and, 

Whereas, The gas companies are now en- 
deavoring to wipe out the last vestige of 
competition; and, 

Whereas, The company known as the 
Ogden Gas Company is now the only com- 
petition of the gas trust; and be it 

Resolved, That the people of Chicago, 
through its representatives of the City 
Council of Chicago, petition the Legislature 
of the State of Illinois; and be it further 

Resolved, That the city authorities ask thie 
County Judge to place on the ballot this 



coming election the words, "Municipal own- 
ership of gas and electric light plants." 

Aid. Jackson moved its reference to the 
Judiciary Committee, 

Aid. Coughlin moved to suspend the rules 
to adopt the resolution. 

The motion was lost by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Thompson, Blake 
(5th ward), Martin, Pick, Garry, Novak (8th 
ward). Hurt, Byrne, Brennan (10th ward), 
Duddleston, Fowler, Morris, Wulff,Boyd— 16. 

Kays — Pike. Ailing, Dixon, Foreman, 
Jaclfson, Kent, McCormick, Brenner, Novak 
(10th ward), Finn, Patterson, Gary, Beilfuss, 
Hallstrom, Raymer, Kunz, Johnson, Obern- 
dorf, Brennan (18th wardi, Conlon, Powers, 
Pettibone, Eisfeldt, Herrmann, Smith, Peter- 
son, Helm, Minwegen, Butler, Williston, 
Blake (26th ward), Kuester, Keeney, Rector, 
Hackley, Russell, Zeman, Nelson, Mavor, 
Watkins, Bennett, Hunter — 42. 

Thereupon the resolution was referred to 
the Committee on Judiciary. 

Aid. Kenna presented the following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
issue permit to Fred B. HiMredth, Nos. 6 
and 8 Pacific avenue, to erect an electric sign 
over the front door of said premises, dimen- 
sions of said sign being 2 feet by 10 feet. 
The above permit to be subject to revocation 
at any time at the option of the Mayor. 

Which was, on motion, duly adopted. 

Aid. Brennan (18th ward) moved to recon- 
sider the vote by which an ordinance in favor 
of the Chicago and Alton Railway Company 
for tracks across Rockwell street, was refer- 
red to the Committee on Streets and Alleys, 
West Division. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Brennan (18th ward) moved its refer- 
ence to the Committee on Railroads. 

The motion prevailed. 



REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES. 

FINANCE, 

The Committee on Finance, to whom was 
referred reduction in appropriation ordinance 



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for 1\K)U, hubiiiltted a report reooiiitiiendlDs: 
tho puHHni^e of an iiccoiiipnnvlnt; urdiaaiicer 

AUl. Mnvor iiioveu tliai the roport bt 
deferred and publiNhed. 

The motion prevailed. 

Til*' ro!li>\viinr Is the report: 

CiiicAGO, October 1, 1U()U. 

To Ifif Miiyor and Ahlrrmrn of the City of 
Chicayo in ('ouncU AsKtmbUd : 

Your 0)tmulttee on Finance, to whom was 
referred reductions In Appropriation Ordi- 
nance for IIMH). havinp had the same under 
advisement, beg leave t») report and recom- 
mend the passajje of the following' ordinance : 

Be it ordained by the City Cowicil of the City 
of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the followwing reduc- 
tions be made in the ordinance malting appro- 
priations for cerporate. school and public 
library purposes for the fiscal year from Jan- 
1. 1900, to December 31, 1900. and passed 
April 4, 1900. and that the heads of depart- 
ments shall furnish to the City Comptroller 
at the earliest possible moment the details of 
the following amounts, showing the specific 
items to be reduced : 

Frem the Water Fund — 
Department of Pub- 
lic Works $1,6?2 700 00 

From Fund for Corporate 



Purposes — 




Department of Pub- 




lic Works SI. 165,000 00 


Department of Pe- 






125.000 00 


Dept. of Health 


•25.000 00 


Fire Department 


80,000 00 


Board of Local Im- 




provements 


SO. 000 00 


Building Dept 


7.000 00 


City Clerk' 


2.000 00 


Department of Elec- 






60.000 00 


Corporat'n Counsel 


5.000 00 


City Attorney 


10.000 00 


Small Parks Com- 




mission 


SS..500 00 



•81.647.500 00 

I 

$3,320,200 00 i 



Section 8. This orainance shall be In 
force from and after Its passage. 

\\\\. Mavok, 

( '/lairtfuin. 

ALSO, 

The same Cpnmilttee. to whom was referred 
a recommendation for dredgin;; Slip "A,'' 
subtnitted a report recommending the pas- 
sage of an accompanying order. 

Aid. Mavor nnoved that the report be 
dtferred aud published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report: 

Chicago. October 1. 1900. 

To the Sifayor and Aldermen of the City of 
Chicago in Council Assembled : 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was 
referred recommendation for dredging Slip 
"A." having had the same under advisement, 
beg leave to report and recommend the pas- 
sage of the following order: 

Whereas. The Commissioner of Public 
Works has stated under date of September 
20, 1900. that in November. 1S^S3, a nine (9) 
foot sewer was built emptying into Slip A, 
which slip is 1,850 feet north from the north 
river line; the water in this slip being stag- 
nant and the solids emptying into the sewer 
tend to fill the slip up; and recommends that 
the slip be dredged and the cost paid out of 
the apprapriation for sewer maintenance for 
the year 1900. and that proposals have been 
made to do this work for nineteen hundred 
and sixty (§1,960) dollars ; therefore be it 

Ordered. That the Commissioner of Public 
Works cause this slip to be dredged, and the 
cost, not exceeding nineteen hundred and 
sixty (§1.960) dollars, to be charged to ap- 
propriation for sewer maintenance for 1900, 
Official Record. April 4, 1900, page 2830. 

Wm. Matob, 
Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
the claim of Fannie G. 0"Grady. on behalf of 
the Home of the United Daughters of Erin, 



October 1,] 

submitted a report recommending: the passage 
of an accompanying order. 

Aid. Mavor moved that the report be 
deferred and published. 

The motion prevailed . 

The following is the report: 

Chicago, October 1, 1900. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of 
Chicago in Council Assembled : 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom 
was referred petition of Fannie G. O'Grady 
on behalf of the Home of the United Daugh- 
ters of Erin, having had the same under ad- 
visement, beg leave to report and recommend 
the passage of the following order: 

Ordered^ That the Comptreller be and he 
is hereby authorized to pay to Fannie G. 
O'Grady on or before ten (10) days from the 
passage of this order, the sum of two hun- 
dred and fifty (S250) dollars, upon the pay- 
ment by said Fannie G. O'Grady to the city 
of any and all moneys due to said city as 
rental for the premises known as 2341 Wabash 
ayenue, and upon the surrender of possession 
to the city of said premises by said Fannie G. 
O'Grady, and charge same to the appropria- 
tion for Small Parks and Playgrounds. 

Wm. Mayor, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was re- 
ferred the claim of Dr. C. Skalstad for per- 
sonal injuries, submitted a report recom- 
mending the passage of an accompanying or- 
der. 

Aid. Mayor moved that the report be de- 
ferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report : 

Chicago, October 1, 1900. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of 
Chicago in Council Assembled : 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was 
referred claim of Dr. C. Skalstad for persona 
injuries, having had the same under advise- 
ment, beg leave to report and recommend 
the passage ©f the following order: 

Ordered^ That the City Attorney be and 



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he is hereby authorized and directed to allow 
judgment to be entered against the City of 
Chicago in favor of Dr. C. Skalstad, in the 
sum of five hundred (#500) dollars; to be in 
full release and settlement of all his claims 
against the city of whatever kind and nature 
arising out of an accident which occurred bj' 
reason of a defective sidewalk at about two 
hundred and fifty (250) feex west of Hoyne 
avenue on the north side of Divi-ion street, 
on May 7, 1900. This action is taken in ac- 
cordance with the recommendation of the 
City Attorney, under date of July 6, 1900, 
hereto attached. 

Wm. Mayor, 
Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
an ordinance to pay Sadie American $1,000, 
submitted a report recommending the pas- «■ 
sage of the ordinance. 

Aid. Mayor moved that the report be 
deferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report : 

Chicago, October 1, 1900. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of 
Chicago in Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was 
referred ©rdinance ordering payment of one 
thousand ($1,000) dollars to Miss Sadie 
American, having had the same under ad- 
visement beg leave to report and recommend 
the passage of the ordinance as amended. 

Wm. Mayor, 
Chairmayi. 

Whereas The sura of one thousand ($1,- 
00X00) dollars was appropriated in the annual 
appropriation bill for the year 1900 by the 
City Council as an item in the appropriation 
of the Department of Public Works, for the 
maintenance of temporary playgrounds for 
children during vacation ; and, 

Whereas, The said appropriation bill pro- 
vided that the said sum of one thousand 
(81,000.00) dollars was to be expended under 
the direction of the Special Committee on 
School Playgrounds; and. 

Whereas, The said sum of ($1,000.00) 
dollars has not been expended by the De- 



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puiiiuuiitor Public WorkK and no vouchorB 
Imvt) l)Ocu (Iniwii iitruliist It Ity siild Uupiirt- 
iiD-iit of I'liltllc \\'iii'I<h: hikI 

\\ IIKUKAH, 'i'i>ni|>()i»irv pliiy^rioiiiKls for 
chlklrun liavehouu iiialnttilnud undur tbo dlroc- 
tion of (hti Hiild Hj)ecliil ( 'oiniiiitlfH! on School 
I*liiy;frounds dlll•ln^: vacation, and MIhs Sadie 
Ainmican, Cliairniatt of tho Special Com- 
inlttoo on School riuyjfrounds, has advanced 
thti sum of one thousand (*1 ,()()(). 00) dollars 
for the main loiianco of school playjjroutids 
durlnj; vacation, which last mentioned sum 
of inoru'y lias boon expcMulod under the di- 
rection of tho said Special Committee on 
School IMayKfounds ; now, therefore, it is 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be and he is hereby authorized and 
directed to issue a voucher to Miss Sadie 
American, upon the submission to him of 
vouchers and eridence of the proper expendi- 
tures for the sum of not to exceed one 
thousand ($1,000.00) dollars as repayment for 
money advanced by her as aforesaid, pay- 
able from the said sum ot one thousand 
(§1,000.00) dollars appropriated in the annual 
appropriation bill as aforesaid, and desisrna- 
ted on the books of the Comptroller's office 
as ''Fund G 2;" and the Comptroller is 
authorized and directed to pay said voucher 
out of said fund. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, t© whom was referred 
an ordinance changing the appropriation for 
purchase of small parks, play <?rounds, etc., 
submitted a report recommending that the 
game be passed. 

Aid. Mavor moved that the report be de- 
ferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following Is the report: 

Chicago, October 1, 1900. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City oj 
Chicago in Council Assembled : 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was 
referred ordinance changing appropriation 
for "purchase of small parks, playgrounds, 
etc.," having had the same under advise- 
ment beg leave to report and recommend the 
passage of the ordinance as amended. 

Wm. Mavor, 

Chairman. 

Whereas In and by an ordinance entitled 



"An ordinance maklnj; appropriations for 
corporate, Kchool and pul)lic ll))rary purposes 
for the fiscal year from January 1, 1000, t,o 
December :J1, 11*0<^," passctd by the City 
C(Juncil on the 4tli day of April, I'.iOO, a sum 
of money auKJuntintj to one hundred thou- 
sand (#100,000.00) dollars was appropriated 
for the "purchase of small parks and play- 
grounds and the expense (not to exceed 
twenty-five hundred (*2,r)00.00) dollars of the 
Small Park (Jommission" ; and 

Wheiceas, It was intended that the said 
sum of money so appropriated be used as 
well for leasing and equippinj of play- 
trrounds; now, therefore. 

Be it ordained hi/ the City (Jounc'd of the City 
f Chicago : 

Section 1. That the ordinance entitled 
"An ordinance making appropriations for 
corporate, school and public library purposes 
for the fiscal year from January 1, 1900, to 
December 31, 1900,*' passed by the City 
Council on the 4th day of April, 1900," be 
and the same is hereby amended by inserting 
after the words "and the expense (not to ex- 
ceed twenty-tive hundred ($2,500.00) dollars) 
of the Small Park Commission," as pub- 
lished on page 2873 of the Council Proceed- 
ings of April 4th, 1900, the words "leasing 
and equipping of playgrounds." 

Section 2. That out of the sum of one 
hundred thousand ($100,000.00) dollars set 
aside in the said ordinance of April 4th, 1900, 
"for purchase of small parks and play- 
grounds and the expense (not to exceed 
twenty-five hundred (12,500.00) dollars) of 
the Small Park Commission," the sum of not 
to exceed eleven thousand five hundred 
$11,500) dollars) may be used for the expense 
incurred in leasing and equipping of play- 
grounds and the expense of Small Park Com- 
mission, the expense of Small Park Com- 
mission, however, not to exceed the sum of 
twenty-five hundred ($2,500.00) dollars; and 
the Comptroller is hereby authorized and 
directed to honor vouchers for any cost or 



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expense incurred by the Small Park Com- 
mission in leasing and equipping playgrounds 
in an amount not to exceed the sura of eleven 
thousand five hundred ($11,500.00) dollars, 
when said vouchers shall be signed and ap- 
proved by the Chairman of he Small Park 
Commission. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall be in 
force and effect from and after its passage. 

JUDICIARY. 

The Committee on Judiciary, t@ whom was 
referred an ordinance fixing the maximum 
price of gas (Patterson) and an ordinance fix- 
ing the price of gas at 75 cents per 1,000 cubic 
feet (Eisfeldt), submitted a report recom- 
mending that the same be placed on file and 
the passage of an accompanying substitute 
ordinance. 

Aid. Foreman moved that the report be 
deferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report : 

Chicago, October 1, 1900, 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of 
Chicago in Council Assembled : 

Your Committee on Judiciary, to whom 
was referred ordinance fixing the maximum 
price of gas, and ordinance fixing the price 
of gas at 75 cents per 1,000 cubic feet, having 
had the same under advisement beg leave to 
report and recommend that same be placed 
on file and the accompanying substitute ordi- 
nance be passed. 

Milton J. Foreman, 

Chairman. 

AN ordinance 

Regulating and fixing the price of gas in the 
City of Chicago. 

Be it 07'dained by the City Council of the City 
of Chicago: 

Section 1. That no corporation, company 
or companies, firm or persons manufacturing, 
selling, supplying or distributing gas in the 
City of Chicago for illuminating or for fuel 
purposes shall charge, exact, demand or col- 
lect from any consumer thereof more than 
the sum of seventy-five (75) cents per one 



thousand (1000) cubic feet of gas consumed 
or used. Said sum of seventy-five (75) cents 
per one thousand (1000) cubic feet of gas 
shall be the net price charged, exacted, de- 
manded or collected from each consumer. 
Manufactured gas so furnished shall afford a 
light of not less than twenty (20) candle 
power, to be measured and ascertained at the 
place of consumption in said city by the 
most modern appliances known to science 
for measuring the candle power of illuminat- 
ing gas. 

Provided, however, that any corporation, 
company or companies, firm or person dis- 
tributing or selling gas for fuel or illuminat- 
ing purposes in the City of Chicago may, in 
addition t® said seventy-five (75) cents per 
one thousand cubic feet of gas furnished to 
such consumer, add a penalty of not exceed- 
ing ten (10) cents for each one thousand 
(1000) cubic feet of gas so supplied to such 
consumer for delinquency or non-payment of 
the bill, statement or charge of said corpora- 
tion, company or companies, firm or person 
after ten days from the date at which said 
bill, statement or charge is made and furn- 
ished to such c®nsumer. 

Section 2. That any company, corpora- 
tion, persom or persons who shall remove 
any meter or meters from the house, store, 
factory or premises of any consumer of gas 
in the City of Chicago, against the will and 
consent of any such consumer of. gas who is 
willing to pay for gas furnished him, it or 
them by any such company, corporation, 
person or persons, and tenders the amount 
due at the price established and fixed in Sec- 
tion 1 ®f this ordinance, shall be subject to a 
penalty of not less than twenty-five (25) nor 
more than two hundred (200) dollars for each 
and ^ery offense; provided, however, that 
any company, corporation, person or persons 
furnishing gas to consumers in the City of 
Chicago shall have the right to remove any 
meter or meters for the purpose ot repairing 
the same, on condition that such meter or 



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iiiuterH ho i-«>tii(ivo(l Nhall l>t ruplacod or a new 
one fiubiitilutinl lii Its pinco within Iwunty- 
four ('-J4) hcnrs (tf Ihu time of the rcniovnl of 
any hiu-Ii meter or nu^terH. 

Sectkin H. That any potnpany, corpora- 
tion, ptM'Ron or persons who shall, in viola- 
tion of Iho provisions of the )>rc('e(lini; sec- 
tions, ehariro or reciuire Mio City of Cljica^fo, 
or any citizen thereof, or iiny conKun«er of 
RUB therein, to pay for ^ras furnished to it or 
them or either of them, a sum in excess of 
soventy-flvo (75) cents per thousand cul)ic 
feot, or wh© shall furnish to the said City 
of Chicaf^o, or any citizen thereof, 
manufactured gas less than twenty (20) 
candle power shall b« subject to a penalty of 
not less than twenty-fiye dollars (Sf2^).00) nor 
more than two hundred dollars ($200.00) for 
each and every oflfense. 

Section 4. This ordinance shall be in full 
force and effect from and after the date of 
its passage and due publication, as provided 
by law. 

ALS<». 

The same Comnaittee, to whom was referred 
a resolution not to issue any permits to the 
Municipal Gas Company to open streets, etc. 
(Kenna), submitted a report recommending 
that the same be adopted and an opinion of 
the Corporation Counsel herewith be pub- 
lished. 

Aid. Foreman moved that the repert be de- 
ferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report: 

Chicago, October 1, 1900. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of 
Chicago in Council Assembled : 

Your Committee on Judiciary, to whom 
was referred resolution, city not to issue any 
permits to the Municipal Gas Company to 
open streets, etc., having had the same under 
advisement, beg leave to report and recom- 
mend the passage of the resolution, and that 
the accompanying opinion of the Corporation 
Counsel be published. 

Milton J. Foreman, 

Chairman. 



WiiKitBAK, A corporation called the Mu- 
nU'ipiil (jlas Company has lately commenced 
and 1h cont iniiin;; lo funiisn iitid srli ^^as in the 
City of ('hicago without huviiig first secured 
any legal right or title;, franchiKe; or permis- 
sion from the (Jity of Chicago, afid without 
liavlng furnished said City of Chicago with 
any security or indemnity to save said city 
harmhiss froin any damages accruing or 
which might accrue by reason of such illegal 
exercise (»f franchise rights In the City of 
Chicago; and 

VVnEiiKAH, Raid Municii)al Gas Company 
is opereting as a corjxjration through the 
streets, alleys and public places of the City 
of Chicago without any legislative grant 
from the City of Chicago, which is in charge 
of such streets, alleys and public places; and 

WiiEiiEAS, Said Municipal Gas Company, 
without any ordinance or permission duly 
shown upon the journals of the legislative 
body of the said City of Chicago, is attempt- 
ing to act as a corporation having rigrhts, 
franchises and privileges in the streets, alleys 
and public places of the said City of Chi- 
cago; therefore, be it 

liesolved, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works of the City of Chicago be and he 
is hereby directed to issue no permits for 
street or alley openings, or openings in any 
public place in the City of Chicago, to said 
Municipal Gas Company, ©r any permit for 
any opening for the extension of service 
pipes into any lot line or public place in said 
City .of Chicago. 

The following is the opinion of the Corpo- 
ration Counsel ; 

Office op the Counsel l 

TO THE COEPORATION, > 

October 1, 1900. ) 

Hon. Charles Werno, Chairman Sub-Com- 
mittee of Judiciary Committee: 

Dear Sir — You ask of this department 
whether the city has a right to refuse to issue 
any permits to the Municipal Gas Company 
f©r the opening of streets and the extension 
of supply pipes, and whether the city can 
compel the Municipal Gas Company to fur- 
nish throughout the city limits gas to con- 
sumers at the same rate now charged by it in 
the territory in which it operates. 

These questions expressly assume that the 
Municipal Gas Company is a mere creature 
of the People's Gas Light and Coke Com- 



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pany and is put forward as a sort of dummy 
to accomplish the discrimination in rates 
which would not be possible openly to the 
People's Company. 

As to the first question, it must be remem- 
bered that the Municipal Company has no 
franchise from the City of Chicago or fr®m 
the State which would authorize it to use the 
streets for the purpose of supplying: gas. 
Whatever rights it has to the use of the 
streets must come to it in some contract ca- 
pacity fr©m the People's Gas Light and Coke 
Company. This might be attempted to be 
done in many ways. An amendment to the 
charter of the People's Company permits it 
to lease its property ©r franchises. The Gas 
Consolidation Act of 1897 by its terms em- 
powers all gas companies "to sell, transfer 
and convey or lease their real and personal 
pr-operty, rights, privileges and franchises 
in whole or in part, to any other gas company 
doing business in the same city," "and such 
other gas company is authorized to purchase 
or lease and to hold and enjoy said property." 

So far as the original charter of the Peo- 
ple's Company is concerned with reference to 
the rights transmitted through it to the 
lessee, I am of the opinion that such lessee, 
unless specifically authorized so to do, cannot 
hold the franchise of the People's Company 
and exercise and enjoy them to the same ex- 
tent as the lessor; that is to say, the People's 
Company might have the power to lease 
while the Municipal Company might not 
have the power to take the lease and thereby 
put itself in every respect in the same posi- 
tion as the lessor company. 

As to the rights conferred on a lessee gas 
company by the gas consolidation act ©f 1897, 
a much more serious question remains, 
namely, the constitutionality of that act. 
Much has been said by eminent authorities 
both for and against the proposition that the 
act is valid. It is enough for present pur- 
poses to say to your Committee that the 
rights attempted to be conferred by that act 
upon gas companies alone are doubtful in 
respect to validity from a constitutional 
standpoint; that if the claims of the Munic- 
ipal Gas Company rested only on the ipro- 
visions of the gas consolidation act the city 
authorities would be justified, so far as that 
company is concerned, in taking any position 
that made most strongly for the city's inter- 
ests, and in leaving the ultimate decision of 
the rights of the company to the courts. 



As to the second question, it must be 
borne in mind that the Municipal Company 
supplies gas in only a small section of the city ; 
this it d®es at a uniform rate of forty cents 
per thousand cubie feet. If it is a mere 
dummy or creature of the People's Company, 
as your question assumes, then the attempt 
to bring about a uniform rate throughout the 
city mufct be made against the creator and 
not against the creature. The wrong is done 
by the People's Company, on your assump- 
tion. It supplies the dummy and the dummy 
supplies cheap gas for the purposes of the 
People's Company, while throughout the rest 
of the eity the People's Company still sup- 
plies the vast naajority of consumers with gas 
at one dollar. It is manifestly the People's 
Company which must be compelled to reduce 
itb rates if it is attempting an unjust discrim- 
ination between consumers. If this assumed 
connection between the two companies can 
be proved, the Municipal Company maybe 
disregarded and the rights of the people to 
prevent unjust discrimination asserted 
against the People's Gas Lig^t and Coke 
Company. 

Very truly yours, 

Colin C. H. Fyffe, 
Assistatit Coi'poration Counsel. 

Approved: 
Charlbs M. Walkek, 
Corporation Counsel. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
a resolution providing for the appointment 
of a Committee to memorialize the State 
Legislature for municipal ownership of gas 
(Dixon), submitted a report recommending 
that the same be adopted as amended. 

Aid. Foreman moved that the report be de- 
ferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report: 

Chicago, September 28th, 1900. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City oj 
Chicago in Council Assembled : 

Your Committee on J udiciary,to whom was 
referred resolution providing for the appoint- 
ment of a Committee to memorialize the State 
Legislature to provide for municipal owner- 
ship of gas plants, having had the same un- 
der advisement beg leave to report and rec- 



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oininend the pAiltga of the rusolution iik 
aiiiLMiiled. 

Mli-TON J. KoUKMAN, 

(^tiitlrmaii. 

WiiKJtKAs. For many years th<j ^ras con- 
suiiiors of tho City uf Chlcairo have kijI»- 
inlttuil t0 exorbitant charjres for tliclr(;us; 
and 

WiinuKAS, For the i)ast thirty (HOjdays sev- 
eral nas coiiipaniee autliorized t© operate in 
said City of Chica(fo have reduced the price 
of j:as to one-half the price charged and paid 
in the past ; and 

Wheueas, Tlic aforesaid reduction now in 
force shows that the prices heretofore charged 
were excessire. extortionate, and that relief 
should at once be given, and th-.tt in view of 
the foregoing it is for the best interest of the 
people of Chicago that the productian and 
sale of gas should be in the hands of the City 
of Chicago; now, therefore, be it 

liesolved. That the Committee on State 
Legislation, together with four (4) citizens 
who are to be appointed by the Mayor, shall 
present to the next General Assembly of the 
State of Illinois, for passage, the necessary 
measures to give the City of Chicago the 
right to issue bonds to build, equip and main- 
tain municipal gas plants and authority to 
sell all gas not required for municipal pur- 
poses to the citizens of the City of Chicago. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
a resolution petitioning the Legislature to 
repeal the frontage gas law. and for an in- 
vestigation of prices charged by the Muniei- 
pal Gas Company (Coughlin), submitted a 
report recommending that the same be re- 
ferred to the Special Committee «n State 
Legislation. 

Aid. Foreman n:ioved that the report be 
deferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report- 

Chicago, September 28th 1900. 

To the Jfayor and Aldermen of the City of 
Chicago in Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Judiciary, to whom 
was referred resolution for municipal owner- 
ship of gas plants and City Council to peti 
tion Legislature to repeal frontage law, hav- 



ing had the same under advisetnent, beg 
leuTu to report and recointiieiid tliat same be 
referred to the Coiuiiiltteo on State Legin- 
latl(m. 

Milton J. Poue.ma.n. 

(Jhairman. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was re- 
ferred communication from the Mayor in 

relation to compensation of elevated railroads; 
resolution to declare ordinances of the Gen- 
eral Electric Railway Company of Jan. 13, 
iy%, and Jan. 25, IVJ?, void; order and 
amendment (Novak, Hth ward, and Patter, 
son) not to i.^sue permits to the Municipal 
Gas Company; order (Biake, 26th ward) di- 
recting that no more permits be issued to the 
People's Gas Light and Coke Company for 
opening of streets and extension of supply 
pipes, etc., submitted a report recommending 
that the same be placed on file. 

Aid. Foreman moved to concur in the re- 
port. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 

a resolution adopted by the South Side Gas 
Consumers' Protective Association for the 
reduction and regulation of the price of gas, 
submitted a report recommending that the 
same be published and placed on I31e. 

Aid. Foreman moved to concur in the re- 
port. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the resolution : 

Chicago, Sept. ".iSth, 1900. 

To the Jlayor and Aldermen of the City of 
Chicago in Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Judiciary to whom 
was referred resolution of People's Gas 
Light and Coke Co. protest as to exhorbitant 
price charged for gas, having had the same 
under advisement beg leave to report and 
recommend that same be published and filed. 

MiLTo:>s J. Foreman, 
Chairman. 

Whereas. The citizens of the City of Chi- 
cago, and more especially of the South Side 
of said city, hare long and patiently suffered 



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from the high-handed dealings and the 
arbitrary naethods of the People's Gas Light 
and Coke Company in the poor quality of 
gas furnished, in requiring deposits from its 
patrons, in its extortionate rates and the un- 
just discrimination against this section of the 
City of Chicago, all of which demand im- 
mediate consideration by the municipal and 
State authorities ; and, 

"Whereas, Just complaints have been 
largely augmented since the passage of the 
corrupt ''gas frontage" bill (the twin meas- 
ure of the notorious Allen law) . which pro- 
hibits any competition ; and. 

Whereas, We believe that the people when 
aroused to the true condition of afEairs are 
absolutely supreme in this as well as in all 
other matters of public interest and policy; 
therefore be it 

Besolved, That the citizens of the South 
Side of the City of Chicaaro. in mass meet- 
ing assembled to protest against the outrage- 
ous and unjust dealings, extortionate prices, 
and unlawful discrimination hy the People's 
Gas Light and Coke Company, do resolve 
themselves into a permanent organization to 
be known as the Soutti Side Gas Consumers' 
Protective Association ; and, be it further 

Resolved, That we call upon the candidates 
for the Legislature, and upon h®ld-over mem- 
bers of the State Senate to pledge themselves 
to use their best efforts, and also their votes 
towards securing for the people of the City 
of Chicago relief from the gas monopoly 
which has long been fattening upon the 
purses of the people of the City of Chicago; 
and. be it further 

Resolved, That we urge upon our Aldermen 
to use their endeavors to pass such legislation 
in the City Council as will reduce and regu- 
late the price of gas in the city. 

SPECIAL assessments. 

The Committee on Special Assessments, to 
whom was referred the subject of auditing 
and examination of special assessment books, 
submitted a report recommending the adop- 
tion of the report of the sub-committee and 
the passage of the order therewith. 

Aid. Eidmann moved that the report be 
deferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 



The following is tha report : 

Chicago, October 1st, 1900. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City oj 
Chicago in Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Special Assessment, 
to whom was referred the subject of auditing 
and examination of special assessment books, 
having had the same under advisement, beg 
leave to report and recommend the adoption 
©f the report of the sub-committee and the 
passage of the order thereto attached. 

H. F. Eidmann, 

Chairman. 

Report of Special Assessment Committee 
of the City Council on : 

First — The results desired to be obtained, 
and 

Second — The methods recommended to be 
employed in an examination and auditing of 
the special assessment books of the City of 
Chicago from the date of their origin to 
the present time. 

First — Statement of results to be obtained 
by an examination of the special assessment 
books of the City of Chicago : 

1. Amount of assessment as originally 
filed. 

2. How much confirmed? How much un- 
confirmed? Why? 

3. Public benefits assessed. Public bene- 
fits paid. Public benefits unpaid. 

4. When was original roll certified to 
City Collector? 

.5. Total amount collected by City Col- 
lector. 

6. Total amount of discount allowed by 
City Collector. 

7. Total amount of abatement, if any, 
made while roll with City Collector. 

8. Amount of cash collected by County 
Collector. 

9. Amount of abatement made while in 
hands of County Collector. 

10. What property assessed has failed to 
pay assessment when application for judg- 
ment for sale was not made, or made and 
withdrawn. 

11. What amount of assessment (giving 



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l«<l,'iil (luMcrlptloii «)f property) hud jinlifinciit 
rcf 

12. Tolal uliatciiifiilh iimtl(! willi fity ami 
county colUu'tors. 

lit. Aimmiil of hikI lethal dcRcrlption of 
|ir(i|)cil y on wliicli aljalciiicnt iiol made. 

It. What aiiioijiit of asscfssinotit rcine- 
boutod hy tax imrchases. 

If). What aiiioiint now reprftsciif cd l)y tax 
certinc:itcs,witli le^ral description of property. 

1»). l);it(' of tax certlHcatos. 

17. Amount of :is.ses.snieiit now rei)resented 
by tnx deeds, with lejjal de.scription of prop- 
erty. 

18. Why were tax deeds not taken out for 
balance of certificates. 

v.). What injunction proceedinp^s, if any, 
as to the tax deeds are pending?, and on what 
property and in what court. 

20. What property has failed to pay as- 
sessment for any other reasons than those 
given above, and state reasons. 

21. Total cash collected on account of as- 
sessment. 

Give disbursements of cash under the fol- 
lowing headings : 

21V^. Total amount of contracts. 

22. Amount paid contractors. 

23. Amount paid for land damages. 

24. Amount paid for rebate. 

25. Amount paid for water main refunds. 

26. Amount paid for refunds on account 
double payments. 

27. Amounts paid for refunds on account 
of repeal. 

28. Amounts paid for refunds on account 
of private contracts. 

29. Amounts paid for interest on vouchers. 

30. Amounts paid for bonds. 

31. Amounts paid for interest on bonds. 

32. Amounts paid for 6 per cent, fund, and 
give details of items making costs. 

33. Vouchers issued not charged to war- 
rant or outstanding. 

34. Bonds issued and not charged to war- 
rant. 



3ri. JudgtiKMii t.il((!n for rebates and not 
cliargod to wai iaiit . 

Ht). J udgiiients taken foi- cnn t riictors .iiid 
not charged to warrant. 

37. JudgniontH taUeti for other cauKeH, if 
any, and not charged to warrant. 

3H. Any •thor claiinH outstanding and not 
charged to warrant. 

30. (charges or credit to warrant not be- 
longing legally to the same or not described 
above. 

40. Rebates due and unpaid. 

41. Refunds due and unpaid where as- 
sessment collected and improvements not 
made on account of repeal of oniinance or 
stay of collection, or any other reason. 

42. Balance in warrant. 
Balance due warrant. 

Total claims against warrant, 

43. Have any abatements not been made 
according to law, and has tbe 10 per cent 
been properly abated? 

44. True condition of warrant with proper 
explanation of shortage and separation of 
cash in the City Treasurer's hands. 

Second — Statement of the methods recom- 
mended to be employed in an examination 
and auditing of the special assessment liooks 
of the City of Chicago: 

After investigation made by your Com- 
mittee it has been ascertained that the special 
assessment accounts are so involved and of 
such magnitude and importance that only 
the highest type of accounting ability can 
successfully unravel and adjust the accounts 
in their extensive details. If any ultimate 
good is to result to the taxpayers and citi- 
zens of Chicago on account of this investi- 
gation, it is absolutely necessary, in the judg- 
ment of your Committee, that the same be 
made thorough and complete in every re- 
spect. To carry on the investigation in 
this manner will require a large sum of 
monej', how much no one is at present ad- 
vised. This lack of knowledge as t® the 
ultimate cost is due to the involved condition 
of the books, the extension of the accounts 
over a great number of years, and 
the lack of actual experience in attempt- 
ing to balance and adjust the same. 
Even in the investigation made by your Com- 
mittee great difficulties have been discovered. 



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which at the beginning ©f the investigation 
were not thought of. These considerations 
apply with still greater force to the account- 
ing firms and individuals who might care to 
undertake the work. They, as well as your 
C©ramittee, are but slightly informed as to 
the actual difficulties to be surmounted when 
the accounting is undertaken. In order, 
therefore, that your Honorable Body may act 
more intelligently in the premises and in or- 
der that the ultimate result, if the investiga- 
tion be carried to its end, may be so complete 
and extensive as t© never again require ex- 
amination, your Committee is of opinion that 
an examination of say not to exceed one hun- 
dred (100) special assessment warrants or 
accounts, distributed over the entire period 
since the fire ®f 1871, should be made under 
the direction of the Comptroller and your 
Committee to ascertain, if possible, the 
feasibility of securing the results above set 
forth as desired to be obtained; and also for 
the purpose of furnishing your Committee 
and the Comptroller with more definite in- 
formation, so that if an examination ©f all 
the special assessment warrants is under- 
taken proper specifications, clear and com- 
prehensive, can be drawn, and a contract let 
to proper parties for carrying on the more 
extensive work. It is believed that an ex- 
amination by expert accountants of not to 
exceed one hundred (100) warrants will not 
be very costly and will result in large saving 
of expense, and lead, it is hoped, to large col- 
lections on account of balances due the special 
assessment warrants, the collection of which 
balances has not been vigorously prosecuted. 

After repeated conferences with the Comp- 
troller, your Committee is advised that a 
sufficient amount of money can be secured 
from the appropriation made for extra clerk 
hire Comptroller's office, and from the Con- 
tingent Fund, to carry on the work of exam- 
ining a sufficient number of special assess- 
ment warrants to show the practicability of 
the work as above outlined and the probable 
cost of the same, when the investigation is 
undertaken as to all the special assessment 
warrants. 

Your Committee recommends, therefore, 
that the Comptroller and your Committee be 
authorized to select such expert or experts as 
may seem teest to undertake the examination 
of such special assessment warrants as may 
seem desirable to the Comptroller and your 
Committee. The cost of the same to be paid 



from the appropriation for extra clerk hire 
in the Comptroller's office and the Contingent 
Fund. 

Your Honorable Body is therefore respect- 
fully requested to enter the following order: 

Ordered^ That the City Comptroller and 
the Special Assessment Committee be and 
they are hereby authorized and directed 
to employ such expert assistance as 
they may deem necessary to examine 
and audit certain special assessment war- 
rants to be selected by them, the total 
number, however, not to exceed one hundred 
(100), and report to the City Council the re- 
sults of such examination, together with 
their opinion as to the practicability of an 
examination of all special assessment war- 
rants of the City of Chicago, and the prob- 
able cost of the same. 

Respectfully submitted, 

H. F. ElDMANN, 

Chairman Special Assessment Committee. 

STREETS AND ALLEYS, SOUTH DIVISION. 

The Committee on Streets and Alleys, 
S. D., to whom was referred an ordinance 
vacating the east 14 feet of La Salle street, 
between 51st and 5Sd streets ; also ordinance 
vacating part of alley in George & Warner's 
Boulevard Subdivision, submitted a report 
recommendina that the same be placed on 
file. 

Aid. Ailing moved to concur in the report. 
The motion prevailed. 



UNFINISHED BUSINESS. 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Mavor, pre- 
sented the report of the Committee on 
Finance on the claim of Jas. Carroll and 
Geo. Scherer for decrease of water tax, de- 
ferred and published July 16, 1900, page 1010. 

Aid. Mavor moved to concur in the report 
and pass the order. 

The motion prevailed, and the order was 
passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Pike, Thompson, 
Ailing, Dixon, Foreman, Jackson, Blake (5th 
ward), Kent, McCormick, Martin, Brenner, 
Fick, Garry, Novak (8th ward). Hurt, Byrne, 
Novak (10th ward), Brennan (10th ward), 
Duddleston, Finn, Patterson, Gary, Fowler, 



Oi'tHbor 1,1 

H»)H, HoilfiiHs, rnllKfroni, Uuyiner, HnuilKkl, 
Kunz, Jolitisoii. ( )l)rrn(l()rf, Hmiiiiin. (\xth 
wai'il), Coiihdi, Morris, I'owcrs, rcltihoiic, 
KIsfoldt, Worno, Hornnaiui, Smith. OoUl- 
/.hir, rdrrsoii, (♦Isoii, Helm, M i ii wotjen, 
Hullcr, Williston, UliiUo CHWh ward), Kues- 
ter, Kcoiioy, WullT, Hoctor, Hiuklcv, Kuk- 
sell, Care}', Zenuui, Moyd. KUiiiiunii, JJatle- 
noclj. Nelson, Mavor, W;ill<ins, Jones, Hoii- 
lu'lt, Hunter- 07. 

Xays — None. 

'riie following' is the order as ]);issc(l : 

Onit ritl, 'J'hut tlie (Joniniissioner of Public 
Works be an»l lie is hereby authorized and 
directed to decrease the water tax of the fol- 
lowinjj: persons in the amount set opposite 
their names in accordance with the recotn- 
niendation of tlie Water Assessor, attached 
hereto : 

Geor^'e Scherer $36 00 

James Carroll 41 75 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Mavor, pre- 
sented the report of the Committee on 
Finance on the claim of Dr. John D. Mc- 
Gregor for payment of vouchers, deferred 
and published July 16, 1900, page 1010. 

Aid. Mavor moved to recommit the same to 
the Committee on Finance. 

The motion prevailed. 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Mavor, 
presented the report of the Committee on 
Finance on claims for decrease of water tax 
deferred and published July 16, 1900, page 
1011. 

Aid. Mavor moved to concur in the re- 
port and pass the order. 

The motion prevailed, and the order was 
passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Teas — Kenna, Coughlin, Pike, Thompson, 
Ailing, Dixon, Foreman. Jackson, Blake (5th 
ward), Kent, McCormick, Martin, Brenner, 
Fick, Garry, Novak (8th ward i. Hurt, Bryne, 
Novak (10th ward), Brennan (10th ward), 
Duddleston, Finn, Patterson. Garry, Fowler, 
Bos, Beilfuss, Hallstrom, Raymer, Smulski, 
Kunz, Johnson. Oberndorf, Brennan (18th 
ward) C@nlon, Morris, Powers, Pettibone, 
Eisfeldt, Werno, Herrmann, Smith, Gold- 
zier. Peterson, Olson, Helm, Minwegen, 
Butler, Williston. Blake (26th ward) , Kues- 
ter, Keeney, WuifE. Rector, Hackley, Rus- 
sell, Carey, Zeman, Boyd, Eidmann, Baden- 



och, Nelson, Mavor, WatkinH, Jones, Ben- 
nett, Hunter -(57. 

Xnys — None. 

'J'h(5 followlnjf is the order as passed: 

Ordirvd, 'JMiat the (JommiKsiorier af Public 
W»rkK be and he is herel)y authorized and 
directed to issue yrjuchers to ihe following 
persons in the Kutns set opi>osite their names, 
the same to bo in full settlement of their 
claims for water rebates, and the Comptroller 
is directed to pay the same: 



J. A. Anderson % 15 36 

Gustav Gronlund 100 00 

O. W. Richardson 2 98 

M. D. O'Grady 10 20 

E. S. Arerill, agent 8 20 

James Jordan 5 10 



This action is in accordance with the sev- 
eral recomujendations of the Water Assessor, 
attached hereto. 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Mavor, pre- 
sented the report of the Committee on 
Finance on the claim of Herman Keyser for 
loss of horse, deferred and published July 16^ 
1900, page 1011. 

Aid. Mavor moved to concur in the report 
and pass the order. 

The motion prevailed, and the order was 
passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Pike, Thompson^ 
Ailing, Dixon, Foreman, Jackson, Blake (5th 
ward), Kent, McCormick, Martin. Brenner, 
Fick, Garry, Novak (8th ward). Hurt, Byrne, 
Novak (10th ward), Brennan (10th ward), 
Duddleston, Finn, Patterson, Gary, Fowler, 
Bos, Beilfuss, Hallstrom, Raymer, Smulski, 
Kunz, Johnson, Oberndorf, Brennan (18th 
ward), Conlon, Morris, Powers, Pettibone, 
Eisfeldt, Werno, Herrmann, Suaith, Gold- 
zier, Peterson, Olson, Helm, Minwegen, 
Butler, Williston, Blake (26th ward), Kues- 
ter, Keeney, Wulff. Rector, Hackley, Rus- 
sell, Carey, Zeman, Boyd, Eidmann, Bade- 
noch, Nelson, Mavor, VTatkins, Jones, Ben- 
nett, Hunter — 67. 

Nays — None. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Corporation Counsel be 
and he is hereby authorized and directed to 
allow judgment to be taken against the city 
in favor of Herman Keyser for §150.00; to 
be in full of all claims of whatever nature 



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arising from accident at Madison Street 
Bridge, wherein a horse belonging to said 
Herman Kejser was injured and afterwards 
shot, and to proceed at once to collect the 
amount above stated from the Chicago Union 
Traction Company, it being the improper 
and dangerous condition of their road rails at 
this point which occasioned the accident. 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Mavor, 
presented the report of the Committee on 
Finance on the claim of Patricis Grady for 
loss of horse, deferred and published July 
16, 1900, page 1011. 

Aid. Mavor moved to concur in the report 
and pass the order. 

The motion prevailed, and the order was 
passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Pike, Thompson, 
Ailing, Dixon, Foreman, Jackson, Blake (5th 
ward), Kent, McCormick, Martin, Brenner, 
Fick. Garry, Novak (8th ward), Hurt, Byrne, 
Novak (10th ward), Brennan (10th ward), 
Duddleston, Finn, Patterson, Gary, Fowler, 
Bos, Beilfuss, Hallstrom, Raymer, Smulski, 
Kunz, Johnson, Oberndorf, Brennan (18th 
ward), Conlon, Morris, Powers, Pettibone, 
Eisfeldt, Werno. Herrmann, Smith, Gold- 
zier, Peterson, Oison, Helm, Minwegen, 
Butler, Williston, Blake (26th ward), Kues- 
ter, Keeney, Wulff, Rector, Hackley, Rus- 
sell. Carey, Zeman. Boyd, Ei'dmann, Bade- 
noch, Nelson, Mavor, Watkins, Jones, Ben- 
nett, Hunter — 67. 

^ays — None. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the City Attorney be and he 
is hereby authorized and directed to allow 
judgment to be taken against the city in 
favor of Patrick Grady for $200 ; the same to 
be in full of all claims arising from an 
accident at the city dump at 44th and Lincoln 
streets, wherein a horse belonging to said 
Patrick Grady was drowned and harness and 
wagon damaged, as per communication from 
F. W. Solon, Assistant Superintendent ©f 
Streets, hereto attached. 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Mavor, pre- 
sented the report of the Committee on Fi- 
nance on the claim of Michael Pender for 
wages, deferred and published July 16, 1900, 
page 1012. 



Aid. Mavor moved to concur in the report 
and pass the order. 

The motion prevailed, and the order was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Pike, Thompson, 
Ailing, Dixon, Foreman, Jackson, Blake (5th 
ward), Kent, McCormick, Martin, Brenner, 
Fick, Garry, Novak (Sthward), Hurt, Byrne, 
Novak (10th ward), Brennan (10th ward), 
Duddleston, Finn, Patterson, Gary, Fowler, 
Bos, Beilfuss, Hallstrom, Raymer, Smulski, 
Kunz, Johnson Oberndorf, Brennan, (18th 
ward , Conlon, Morris, Powers, Pettibone, 
Eisfeldt, Werno, Herrmann, Smith, Gold- 
zier, Peterson, Olson, Helm, Minwegen, 
Butler, Williston, Blake (26th ward), Kues- 
ter, Keeney, Wulff, Rector, Hackley, Rus- 
sell, Carey, Zeman, Boyd, Eidmann, Bade- 
noch. Nelson, Mavor, Watkitis, Jones, Ben- 
nett, Hunter — 67. 

Nays — None. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be and he is hereby authorized and 
directed to issue a voucher in favor of 
Michael Pender for 151.00, and charge the 
same to Thirtieth ward fund appropriation 
for 1900; the same to be in full settlement of 
claim for wages for labor in the Thirtieth 
ward, as per voucher attached; and the 
Comptroller is instructed to pay the same. 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Mavor, 
]Dresented the report of the Committee on 
Finance on the claim of Chas. V. A. Standish 
for rebate and decrease of water tax, deferred 
and published July 16, 1900, page 1012. 

Aid. Mayor moved to concur in the report 
and pass the order. 

The motion prevailed, and the order was 
passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Pike, Thompson, 
Ailing, Dixon, Foreman, Jackson, Blake (5th 
ward), Kent, McCormick, Martin, Brenner, 
Pick, Garry, Novak (Sthward), Hurt, Byrne,. 
Novak (10th ward), Brennan (10th ward), 
Duddleston, Finn, Patterson, Gary, Fowler, 
Bos, Beilfuss, Hallstrom, Raymer, Smnlski, 
Kunz, Johnson, Oberndorf, Brennan (18th 
ward), Conlon, Morris, Powers, Pettibone,. 
Eisfeldt, Werno, Herrmann, Smith, Gold- 
zier, Peterson, Olson, Helm, Minwegen, 
Butler, Williston, Blake (26th ward), Kues- 



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ter, KotMU'v, VVulJT, Utictor. Hackley, Hur- 
Boll, ('aroy, Z««muii, Ho.vM. Kidman ii, Jliulo- 
not'h, NuIhoii, Miivor, W.ilUiiis, .loiies, Hon- 
nett, Huntor— (17. 
X<itf>* — Nono. 

Tlio followlnp: Ih tho ordor hs paHwed : 

(hihrnl, 'I'liut. tlu! Corniiilssirtriwr of i'uhlic 
Works bo ami ho Is hural)}' uuLlioi i/ed and 
lUrccti'd to allow docrcMisc in waliM- tiixas to 
Cliarlfs \^ A. Stundlsh of ^^O.To, and to 
Issuo Touchor in favor of said Charles V. A. 
Stanillsh for $l»4. <.);"), hcln^: in full of claim for 
water rehiite on ])roi)erty known as 5491 to 
f)!".!? Woodluwn Hvenut;; and the Comp- 
troller is directed to pay the same. 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Mavor, 
presented the report of the Committee on 
Finance on elaims for rebate of water 
taxes, deferred and published September 24, 
1900, pa.fre 1089. 

Aid. M;>vor moved to concur in the report 
and pass the order. 

The motion prevailed, and the order was 
passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

F(?a.s— Kenna, Coughlan, Pike, Thonapson, 
Allino:, Dixon. Foreman, Jackson, Blake (5th 
ward), Kent, McCormick, Martin, Brenner^ 
P"'ick, Garry, Novak (8th ward), Hurt, Byrne, 
Novak (10th ward), Brennan (10th ward), 
Duddleston, Finn, Patterson, Gary, Fowler, 
Bos, Beilfuss, Hallstrom, Raymer, Smulski, 
Kunz, Johnson, Oberndorf, Brennan (18th 
ward), Conlon, Morris, Powers, Pettibone, 
Eisfeldt, Werno, Herrmann. Smite, Gold- 
ziei\ Peterson, Olson, Helm, Minwegen, 
Butler, Williston, Blake (26th ward), Keus- 
ter, Keeney, Wulff, Rector. Hackley, Rus- 
sell, Carey, Zeman, Boyd, Eidmann, Bade- 
noch. Nelson, Mavor, Watkins, Jones, Ben- 
nett, Hunter— 67. 

Xays — None. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be and he is hereby authorized and 
directed to issue vouchers to the following 
named persons in the amounts set opposite 
their names, the same to be in full settlement 
of their claims for rebate of water tax; and 
the Comptroller is ordered to pay the same. 
This action is taken in accordance with the 
recommendation of the Commissioner of 



Public Works, hereto attached, under date 
of Heptomber 10, 1900: 

H. I). l'(!«e()ek. li;{ Franklin Htrcet *85 00 

(ioodliart Bros., ;}74-:i7.S Winchester av- 
enue 39 70 

Julius Otto, 451 West (Chicago avenue. 21 00 
Mrs. M. Pi'0(;t«r, ]:{•» Fullert-on uv<;tiue. 5 10 

'I'he (Jleik, on motion of Aid. Mavor, 
presented the report <if the Committee on 
Finance on sundry claims for decrease of 
water tax, deferred and published September 
24, 1900, )>age lO'.M). 

Aid. Mavor moved to concur in the re- 
port and pass the order. 

The motion prevailed, and the order 
was passed by yeas and nays as follows- 

y«a.s -Kenna, Coughlin, Pike, Thompson, 
Ailing, Dixon, Foreman, Jackson, Blake (.5th 
ward), Kent, McCormick, Martin, Brenner, 
Fick, Garry, Novak (8th ward), Hurt, Byrne, 
Novak (10th ward), Brennan (10th ward), 
Duddleston, Finn, Patterson, Gary, Fowler, 
Bos, Beilfuss, Hallstrom, Raymer. Smulski, 
Kunz, Johnson, Oberndorf, Brennan (18th 
ward), Conlon, Morris, Powers, Pettibone, 
Eisfeldt, Werno, Herrmann, Smith, Gold- 
zier, Peterson, Olson, Helm, Minwegan, 
Butler, Williston, Blake (26th ward), Kues- 
ter, Keeney, Wulff, Rector. Hackley, Rus 
sell, Carey, Zeman, Boyd, Eidmann, Bade- 
noch, Nelson, Mavor, Watkins, Jones, Ben- 
nett, Hunter — 67. 

Hays — None. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be and he is hereby authorized and 
directed to decrease water tax against the 
following persons in the amounts set opposite 
their names, in accordance with his recom- 
mendations, hereto attached, under date of 
September 10, 1900: 

Walter L. Davis, 6947 Seipp avenue. . .§413 75 
James McBride, 3037 Wabash avenue. 18 00 
Lewis Institute, 816-20 Lincoln avenue 36 00 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Mavor, pre- 
sented the report of the Committee on Fi- 
nance on sundry claims, deferred and pub- 
lished Sept. 24, 1900, page 1090. 

Aid. Mavor move* to concur in the report 
and pass the order. 

The motion prevailed and the order was 
passed by yeas and nays as follows: 



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Teas— Kenna, Coughlin, Pike, Thonspson, 
Ailing, Dixon, Foreman, Jackson, Blake (5th 
ward), Kent, McCorniick, Martin, Brenner, 
Fick, Garry. Novak (8th ward), Hurt, Byrne, 
Novalc (10th ward), Brennan (10th ward), 
Duddleston, Finn, Patterson, Gary, Fowler, 
Bos, Beilfuss, Hallstrom, Raymer, Smulski, 
Kunz, Johnson. Obernderf, Brennan (18th 
ward) Conlon, Morris, Powers, Pettibone, 
Eisfeldt, Werno, Herrmann, Smith, Gold- 
zier, Peterson, Olson, Helm, Minwegen, 
Butler, "Williston, Blake (26th ward), Kues- 
ter, Keeney, Wulfl, Rector, Hackley, Rus- 
sell, Carey, Zeman, Boyd, Eidmann, Bade- 
noch, Nelson, Mavor, Watkins, Jones, Ben- 
nett, Hunter — 67. i 

Nays — None. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered^ That the Commissioner of Public 

"Works be and he is hereby authorized 
and directed to issue a voucher in 

favor of Sherer Bros, for thirty-two 
($32.00) dollars; the same to be in full 
settlement for all damages claimed on 
account of leak in the water main in rear of 
29-33 River street ; and also to issue a voucher 
in favor of J. J. Scanlan for ninety-four and 
fourteen hundredth ($94.14) dollars; the same 
to be in full settlement of charges for work 
done in reconnecting taps on West 46th 
street and for repairs to leak at 46th and 
Lincoln streets, and charge same to the 
Water Fund, and the Comptroller is directed 
to pay the same. This action is taken in ac- 
cordance with the recommendations of the 
Commissioner of Public Works, hereto at- 
tached, under date of September 21st and 
September 10th. 1900, respectively. 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Mavor, 
presented the report of the Committee on 
Finance on an order to pay the claim of the 
Northwestern Elevated Railroad Company 
for interest, deferred and published Sept. 24, 
1900, page 1090. 

Aid. Mavor moved to concur in the re- 
port and pass the order. 

The motion prevailed, and the order was 
passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Teas— Kenna, Coughlin, Pike, Thompson, 
Ailing, Dixon, Foreman, Jackson, Blake (5th 
ward), Kent, McCormick, Martin, Brenner, 



Fick, Garry, Novak (8th ward), Hurt,Byrne, 
Novak (10th ward), Brennan (10th ward), 
Duddleston, Finn, Patterson, Gary, Fowler, 
Bos, Beilfuss, Hallstrom, Raymer, Smulski, 
Kunz, Johnson, Oberndorf, Brennan (18th 
ward), Conlon, Morris, Powers, Pettibone, 
Eisfeldt, Werno, Herrmann, Smith, Gold- 
zier, Peterson, Olson, Helm, Minwegen, 
Butler, Williston, Blake (26th ward), Kues- 
ter, Keeney, Wuitf, Rector, Hackley, Rus- 
sell, Carey, Zeman, Boyd, Eidmann, Bade- 
noch. Nelson, Mavor, Watkins, Jones, Ben- 
nett, Hunter — 67. 

Nays — None. 

The following is the order as passed- 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller 
and City Treasurer and each of them, be and 
they are hereby authorized and directed to 
pay to the Northwestern Elevated Railroad 
Company the sum of nineteen hundred six 
dollars and eighty- four cents ($1,906.84), be- 
ing the amount of interest collected by the 
City of Chicago on the one hundred thousand 
dollars deposited by the Northwestern Ele- 
vated Railroad Company under a certain 
agreement, dated December 23, A. D. 1898, 
and which said sum of money the North 
western Elevated Railroad Company is justly 
entitled to. 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Ailing, 
presented an ordinance for the building of 
a viaduct at 88th street by the B. & O. and 
I. C. R. R., deferred and published July 16, 
1900, page 1007. 

Aid. Ailing moved to recommit the same 
same to the Committee on Streets and Alleys, 
South Division. 

The motion prevailed. 

ADJOUKNMENT. 

Aid. Foreman moved that the Council do 
now adiourn. 

The motion prevailed. 

And the Council stood adjourned. 




City Clerk* 



jOHK F, KIQQINe PRINT les^B 8. CtARK STREET^ CHICAQO. 



Oclobor 1,J 1188 i^^^" 



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CITY COUNCIL, 

CHICAGO. 



Regular Meeting, October 8, 1900. 



OFFICIAL RECORD. 

Published by authority of the City Council of the 
City of Chicago, October 12, 1900. 

Fresent — His Honor, the Mayor and Aid. 
Kenna, Coughlin, Pike, Thompson, Ailing, 
Dixon, Foreman, Jackson, Blake (5th ward), 
Kent, McCormick. Martin, Brenner, Fick, 
Garry, Novak (8th ward), Hurt, Byrne, Novak, 
(10th ward), Brennan, (10th ward), Duddle- 
sotn, Finn, Patterson, Gary, Fowler, Maypole, 
Bos, Beilfuss, Hallstrom, Rayraer, Smulski, 
Kunz, Johoson, Oberndorf, Brennan (18th 
ward^ Conlon, Morris, Powers, Pettibone, 
Eisfeldt, Werno, Herrmann. Smith, Goldzier, 
Peterson, Olson, Helm, Minwegen, Wiliiston, 
Blake (26th ward), Keeney, WulfE, Hackley, 
Russell, Carey, Zeman, Boyd, Eidmann, 
Badenoch, Nelson Mavor, Jones, Bennett, 
Corkery, Race and Hunter. 

Absent — Aid. Butler, Kuester, Rector and 
Watkins. 

MINUTES. 

Aid. Foreman moved that the minutes of 



the regular meetin'g held October 1, 1900, 
be approved without being read. 

The motion prevailed. 

REPORTS OP CITY OFFICERS. 

His Honor, the Mayor, submitted his re- 
port of releases from the House of Correc- 
tion from September 29 to October 6, 1900. 
which was 

Placed on file. 

ALSO, 

The following veto message: 

Mayor's Office, [ 
October 8th, 1900. [ 

To the Honorable, the City Council: 

Gentlemen — I herewith return, without 
my approval, an order passed by your Hon- 
orable B©dy at its last meeting granting per- 
mission to J. Goldenberg to use four feet of 
sidewalk in front of 1837 and 1839 South 
State street f®r the display of furniture and 
other wares, for the reason that the same 



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dorh not pniYiile for the revu«utlon of tlx; 
penult Uy the Mnyur or CoiniiilRHiuner uf | 
Pulillc Workh ai llu'lr ii|ition. I woul^ 
rec«iiiiiuMui H rucoiiBidiTHlloii (tf the Totu by 
which the ordinance was piisKitd and its ro-pap- j 
sii^re wltli tlic followltik' aiiHMjdiiH-nt by ad(J- 
in^i: III the cnti ui the llflii lino of Section 1 of 
gaid ordinance, as publislicd in pace 1121: of 
the Council rroceedintrs for the year \900- 
UH)1, the followin»f words: "Provided that 
said permit may be revoked by the Mayor at 
a«y time." 

Respectfully. 

Carter H. Hakuison, 
Miiyor. 

Aid. Jackson moved to reconsider the 
vote by which the ordinance referred to in the 
veto messagre of His Honor, the Mayor, was 
passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Jackson moved that the ordinance be 
amended in accordance with the veto messagre 
of His Honor, the Mayor. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Jackson moved that the ordinance be 
passed as amended. 

The motion prevailed, and the ordinance j 
was passed by yeas and nays as follows : j 

Yeas — Kenna. Coughlin, Pike. Thompson, j 
Ailing. Dixon, Foreman, Jackson, Blake (5th , 
ward), Kent, McCormick. Martin. Brenner. 
Fick. Garry, Novak (Sth ward), Hurt. Byrne. 
Novak (10th ward), Brennan (10th ward), ] 
Duddleston. Finn, Patterson, Gary, Fowler, 
Maypole, Bos, Beilfuss. Hallstrom, Raymer, 
Smulski, Kunz, Johnson, Oberndorf, Bren- ; 
nan (18th ward), Conlon, Morris, Powers, i 
Pettibone, Eisfeldt, Werno. Herrmann, ' 
Smith, Goldzier. Peterson. Olson. Helm, 
Minwegen, Williston. Blake i26th ward), 
Keeney, Wulff. Hackley. Russell. Carey, 
Zeman, Boyd. Eidmann. Badenoch. Xelson, i 
Mavor, Jones. Bennett, Corkery, Race, i 
Hunter— ^6. | 

Xays — None. 

The following is the ordinance as passed : 
Be it ordained by tTie City Council of the City 

of Chicago: 
That a permit is hereby given to J. Golden- 
berg to use four feet of sidewalk for the 
display of furniture. 

Section 1. Permission is hereby given to 



J Ooldonbersr, IW and 1S;J9 Bouth State 
street, to use four (4) feet of sidewalk io 
front of said protniseR to display furniture 
and other wares; provided, that said permit 
may \nt revoked by the Mayoral any time. 

Sectio.v 2. That he is at all tinaes te keep 
open for trafllc at least twelve (12) feet of 
sidewalk in front of said pretaises. 

Section 3. This order shall go into effect 
on and after the date of its passage. 

ALSO, 

The following communication* 

Mayor's Office, 

October 5tb, 1900. j 

To the HonorabJe^ the City ('ouncil: 

Gentlemen — At a regular meeting of your 
Honorable Body held the 14th of last May 
the Commissioner of Ptiblic Works sub- 
mitted an ordinance prepared by the City 
Engineer, asking for a change of the grade at 
Randolph and West Water streets. The ob- 
ject sought in this .jrade change is to make 
possible the reconstruction of the Randolph 
street viaduct by the Pittsburg, Ft. Wayne 
and Chicago Railway Company. The ordi- 
nance is published on page 208 of the current 
year's Council Proceedings. 

1 have recently received the following com- 
munication from Hon. William E. Bolden- 
weck. President of the Sanitary District of 
Chicago : 

Hon. Carter H. Harrison. Mayor of the City 
of Chicago: 

Dear Sir — It has now been several months 
since we requested your Engineering Depart- 
ment to give us the grade fer the preparation 
of plans for a bridge at Randolph street. Up 
to the present time we have not been able to 
get any information on this subject. It is of 
the utmost importance for this grade to be 
established definitely by the City Council, as 
it will not only enable us to proceed with 
some ©f the werk before navigation opens in 
the spring, but will give the firm who is pre- 
paring the plans for the different bridges an 
opportunity to work progressively on the dif- 
ferent bridges which we have agreed to con- 
struct. 

Hoping you will give this matter your im- 
mediate attention. I remain. 

Yours very respectfully, 

(Signed) William Boldenweck, 

President. 

The objection to this change of grade is 



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raised by the Aldermen of the 18th Ward, 
who claim that heavy teams will find it more 
diflScult to use the approach to the viaduct 
after the grade has been raised, and that per- 
haps :5ome Tery heavily laden teams may be 
absolutely unable to use it. From informa- 
tion given me by the City Engineer's oiBce 
the change will be at most an added elevation 
of 8 inches, which will not matefially affect 
the present situation. While it would be de- 
sirable to prevent any increase in the grade 
of any of our viaduct approaches, the bene- 
fits to be gained by the city as a result of 
granting the request made by the iSanitary 
District are so great as to outweigh any pos- 
sible objections which may be raised. The 
Sanitary District has assented to the request 
made by me some months ago to substitute 
at their own expense modern bascule double 
track bridges for the present center pier 
bridges aleng the portion of the Chicago 
River used by them as a part of the Sanitary 
Canal. This concession made by the Sani- 
tary District Trustees, great at any time, is 
especially great at present, owing to the 
crippled condition of the city's finances. In 
order that a double-track bascule bridge may 
be substituted for the present single-track 
center-pier bridge at Randolph street, and 
that a modern viaduct may be substituted for 
the present viaduct over the tracks of the 
Pittsburgh, Ft. Wayne and Chicago Railway, 
it is necessary that this change of grade be 
made. 

The Aldermen of the Eighteenth Ward ask 
a depression of the railroad tracks at this 
point, to obviate the nesessity of changing 
the grade. This would be all very well if we 
had any way of forcing the railroad c®mpany 
to depress its tracks. As the case stands, 
there are but two courses open to the city 
government to pursue — either to change the 
grade and enable the Sanitary District Trus- 
tees to construct a double-track bascule 
bridge at this point, or to leave things in 
their present condition. The Randolph street 
bridge is in bad condition, and liable to go 
out of service at any time. Even though it 
were in such condition as to insure its con- 
tinued service, the necesstties of the harbor 
interests of Chicago require its removal, in 
order that the river may properly be deepened 
to take care of the modern transportation on 
the G-reat Lakes. 



In the circumstances, I can conceive of no 
good reason why your Honorable B»dy 
should not grant the request made by the 
Sanitary District and pass the ordinance re- 
ferred by you on the 14th of last May to the 
Committee on Streets and Alleys, West., 
The urgency of the case, to which your at- 
tention is called by the communication from 
the President of the Sanitary District, is such 
as to require immediate action on this ordi- 
nance. On the principle of giving the great- 
est good to the greatest number, I would 
therefore ask your Honorable Body to take 
this ordinance from the Committee on Streets 
and Alleys, West, and pass it at once. 

Respectfully, 

Carter H. Harrison, 

Mayor. 

Aid. Mavor moved that the ordinance re- 
ferred to in the communication of His 
Honor, the Mayor, be made a special order 
for the next regular meeting at 8 o'clock 
P. M. 

Aid. Kunz moved as a substitute that the 
Committee on Streets and Alleys, West 
Division, be instructed to report on the ordi- 
nance at the next meeting of the Council. 

The motion prevailed. 

The City Comptroller submitted the follow- 
ing communication: 

Department of Finance, ) 
Chicago, October 8, 1900. \ 

Hon. Carter H. Harrison, Mayor: 

Dear Sir — Referring to your letter of the 
5th inst., you are respectfully advised that I 
herewith hand you copies of all the pay 
rolls of the City Departments, with excep- 
tion of the School Board and Corporation 
Counsel's office, for the months of July, 
August and September, 1900. 

Very respectfully, 

W. D. Kerfoot, 

Comptroller'. - 

Which was placed on file. 

also. 

The following statement of receipts and ex- 
penditures : 



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DBrAUTMKNT OV FiNANCB, j 

(JiiiCAOO, October H, 11)00. f 
7o t/ii //oimnifilr, l/ir A/nifor iiiid Aldertnejt in (Jitij Couiirit AxHt-mbtcd: 

(luN'i i.KMK.N You .ir« roHpoctfully advisod tliaf, in accordnricc with the proyisionB of 
Hection -10 of the Revised Code of the City af (/hicHtro, I herewith hiirid you a statement of 
the rrcelpiB nn«l expenditures of the city for the month of September, I'JOO. 

Very respectfully, 

Wm. D. Kkufoot, (Jomptroller, 

COMrTKOM.KIl'B STATKM F.NT OP IlECEIPTS AND KX PKNDITtrilKH DirUINf; SKI'TKMUKII, 1000, A8 PER SKOTION 

40. MUNICIPAL CODK. 

Balance In Treasury August 31, 1000 $ 7,064,931 56 

Receipts 

Water Fund : 

C)[)eratiii{; »'xpon8e (refund) $ 131 22 

Use ol water 10 

Water Office collections 100,192 45 

Sale of old material 41 O.O 

Water pipe deposits 1,085 85 

Rent of Rookery 2,910 67 

Earniiifjs Water Works Shop 3,847 05 

Earniiifrs account meter connections and repairs I,l34 45 

Eaniinfjs Water Pipe Extension Department 3215 16 

S 115,694 90 

Scliool Fund 9,584 49 

School Tax Fund, educational. 172 15 

Public Library 631 69 

Taxes 1899 600,000 00 

Special Assessment Fund . 280,914 08 

Special Deposit, Water Department 1,861 50 

Special Deposit, Board of Local Improvements 7,656 81 

Special Deposit, Department Public Works -3,222 50 

Street privilep:es 1,124 00 

Police Fund (refunds) 72 56 

City employes' transportation tickets 38 70 

School Tax Fund, Building Account 391 75 

General Fund: 

Licenses S 536,105 62 

Building: Department receipts 5,995 20 

Insurance Tax 16,264 54 

House of Correction receipts 4,668 84 

Rents and compensations. No. 1 6,665 33 

Rents and compensations. No. 2 416 66 

Rents and compensations, No. — 5,311 66 

Rents and compensations. No. — 4,986 30 

Rents and Compensations, No. 12 2,961 25 

Sidevp^alk certificates 48 50 

Earnings Department Public Works, account damage to bridges 5 GO 

Earnings Department Public Works, account inspection 1,116 00 

Earnings Department Public Works, account street restoration 1,253 12 

Miscellaneous earnings Department Public Works 4 90 

Map Department fees 49 25 

Drain layers' licenses 45 00 

Dump receipts 2:^5 00 

House moving permits 73 00 

House drains 1,898 00 

Electric light inspection 1,253 82 

Dredging and dock permits 104 75 

Auctioneers' permits 5 50 

Department Public Works Earnings, I. T. & T. Co 348 00 

Sale of old buildings 300 00 

Petty receipts 31 90 



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Forfeited bonds $ 22 00 

Automobile receipts 58 50 

City markets 1,005 40 

Pounds 309 02 

Picking dumps 200 00 

Prosecuting Attorney's collections 99 75 

Costs special assessments (G^) 18 73 

Sale antitoxin 13 55 

Sale of old material, Department of Electricity 194 04 

Sale of old material. City Hall 68 58 

Sale of old material. Department Public Works 85 69 

Police details 816 66 

Earnings Sewer Department, department and private work 7,499 85 

Miscellaneous earnings Legal Department 19 90 

Boiler Inspector's receipts 640 41 

Police court fines 8,612 91 



609,802 13 

$ 1,631,167 26 



S 8,696,098 82 



Expenditures. 

Warrants outstanding August 31 S 441,245 

Warrants Issued— 

Water Fund $ 189,516 87 

Sewerage Fund , 21,510 31 

Department Public Works appropriation 143,672 10 

Board of Local Improvements 29,186 20 

Police Department Fund 272,685 27 

Fire Department Fund 129,579 78 

Health Department Fund 14,320 13 

House of Correction 7,509 89 

Department of Electricity 36,133 88 

Department of Supplies < 2,870 24 

School Tax Fund, educational 125,136 54 

Public Library Fund 17,485 64 

School Tax Fund, building 73,475 76 

Salaries 32,012 29 

Civil Service Commission 2,646 99 

Legal expense 2,289 00 

Building Department 4,644 09 

City Clerk 1,165 25 

Election expense • 2,562 00 

Markets 332 50 

Printing and stationery 1,020 51 

Police court expense 445 25 

Pounds 853 42 

Costs of judgments 51 51 

Suspense 223 74 

Oil inspection 703 24 

Track elevation 3 00 

City employes' transportation tickets 90 75 

Firemen's Pension Fund 2,213 97 

Police, Life and Health 175 00 

Special assessment — city property ..... 3,709 16 

Special deposits. Department electricity 1,305 40 

Contingent Fund 1,036 42 

School Fund 486 73 

Interest judgments 409 78 

Special deposits, Department Public Works 3,481 00 

Unclaimed wages 159 79 

Street privileges 8 00 

Finance Committee contingent 50 00 

Special deposit, water 2,273 73 

Street Railway Commission 9 40 

Small Park Commission expense 137 16 



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WutiT (N'iilfl< jit»'« CnuiuiriM (liio June 1, IfKK) 

S|n'(;Ih1 (li'poHlti HounI Lix-ul Inipi-ovfrntMitH 

Hpculiil AMHt'.HMiMoiil Fund 

WHrriintH KUtMtundlnjf September 80 

HhIhiut in Treasury September 80. I'.KK) 

Which was placed on flle. 

The City Klectrician siibtiilttecl the follow- 
iDg cotiiiiiunicution : 

DErARTMENT OF ElECTKICITY, | 

Chicago, 111., October 8th, I'JOO. I 

To the Honorable, the Mayor arid the City 
Council : 

Deak Sir — In accordance with an order 
passed by your Honorable Body, under date 
of September 24th, requiring a report from 
me, showing by what right or authority the 
Pneumatic Clock Company operates its lines, 
tubes or wires, I would say that I have in- 
vestigated the matter, and find that the sys- 
tem under which the Pneumatic Clock Com- 
pany operates is one by which a master or reg- 
ulating clock is installed in a building, and all 
the clocks in the building are controlled by 
the one master clock. 

I am unable to find at the present time 
that they are running any wires or tubes over 
or under any of the streets or alleys in the 
city. Thus far they have confined the clocks 
that ere controlled by one master clock t© 
such clocks as are situated in the same build- 
ing or block in which the master clock is 
located. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Edward B. Ellicott, 

Citv Electrician. 

Which was placed on file. 

The Clerk presented a petition of property 
owners for sidewalk on May street, from 
69th street to 75th street, which was 

Referred to the Board of Local Improve- 
ments. 

ALSO, 

The report of the City Physician for the 
month of September, 1900, which was 

Placed on file. 

The Commissioner of Public Works sub- 
mitted a report as to what steps have been 
taken to move cars, material and obstruc- 



88 66 

9,616 84 

1 1,220,877 m 

4i.'i.5;iy iJ4 

$ 1,246,584 10 

$ 7,448,614 72 



tions from McHeory street, Wabansia avenue, 
Kawson street and Kedlleld street (Illinois 
Steel Company), which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, W. D. 

ALSO, 

The following communication : 

Department of Public Works, I 
Chicago, October 8, 1900. (' 

To the Honorable, the Mayor and the City 
Council : 

Gentlemen — I transmit herewith for your 
information a statement submitted to the 
Board of Local Improvements by Mr. May, the 
Secretary of the Board, giving the status of 
sidewalk ordinances passed by your Honor- 
able Body and the effect of the proposed 
reduction of §80,000.00 in the appropriation 
for the Board of Local Improvemenst. as re- 
quested by the Finance Committee. 

In view of the statement that it will inter- 
fere with the completion of the assessments 
for the construction of sidewalks, I wauld 
respectfully request that, in lieu of $80,000.00, 
the propesed reduction fer the Board of Local 
Improvements be -860,000.00. 

Yours very respectfully, 

L. E. McGann, 
Commissioner of PvMic Works. 



Board of Local Improvements. \ 
Chicago. 6th October, 1900. ' i" 

Huyi. L. E. McGann, President, and Mem- 
bers of the Board of Local Improvements: 

Gentlemen — For years past the-Sidewalk 
Department and that part of the work of the 
Special Assessment Bureau has been from 
eighteen months t© three years behind in its 
sidewalk work. At the time of the adjourn- 
ment of the City Council, 1 had so far com- 
pleted the sidewalk work as to have sent to 
the Council every ordinance in sidewalk mat- 



October 8,1 

ters wherein plats had been furnished. In 
fact, the sidewalk work at that time was sub- 
stantially up to date so far as the passage of 
the ordinances were concerned. At that 
time there were about 1,100 ordinances for 
sidewalk improvements which had been 
passed, in which proceedings petitions had to 
be made and filed and rolls prepared and filed, 
and during the summer months almost the 
entire force of my ©flflce was engaged in the 
completion of this work. Some two or three 
hundred of these rolls have been filed in 
court, the others have been and are being 
made up and completed ready for filing, and 
I believe that if my appropriation had been 
left as originally made, by the first of Janu- 
ary we could have said that the Sidewalk 
Department was up to date in its work. 
Hundreds of these sidewalk assessments are 
for small amounts, and the costs which. 



Respectfully, 

Aid. Jackson moved that the Commis- 
sioner @f Public Works be authorized and 
ordered to have water mains laid in the fore- 
going streets. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Teas — Kenna, Coughlin, Pike, Thompson, 
Ailing, Dixon, Foreman, Jackson, Blake (5th 
ward), Kent, McCormick, Martin, Brenner, 
Fick, Garry, Novak {8th ward), Hurt, Byrne, 
Novak (10th ward;, Brennan (10th ward), 
Duddleston, Finn, Patterson, Gary, Fowler, 
Maypole, Bos, Beiifuss, Hallstrom, Raymer, 
Smulski, Kunz, Johnson, Oberndorf, Bren- 
nan (18th ward), Conlon, Morris, Powers, 
Pettibone, Eisfelat, Werno, Herrmann, 
Smith, Goldzier, Peterson, Olson, Helm, 
Minwegen, Williston, Blake (26th ward), 
Keeney, WulfE, Hackley, Russell, Carey, 
Zeman, Boyd, Eidmann, Badenoch, Nelson, 



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under the statute, the city is entitled to are 
hardly sufficient to even pay for the expense 
of filing the rolls in court, leaving out of 
consideration entirely all costs of clerical 
work, inspection, etc. The expense of filing 
in court the rolls now ready f©r filing, and 
which, in the regular course of business, 
would be ready for filing within the next 
sixty days, will amount to from ten to thir- 
teen thousand dollars. Owing, however, t® the 
fact that I am obliged to reduce the appro- 
priations of the Board of Local Improvements 
$80,000, pursuant to the order of the Finance 
Committee, these rolls cannot be filed unless 
the order is rescinded or modified. 
Respectfully submitted, 

John A. Mat, 

Secretary. 

Which was referred to the Committee on 
Finance. 



c. 



L. E. McGann, 
Commissioner of Fublic Works. 

Mavor, Jones, Bennett, Corkery, Race, 
Hunter— 66. 

JVays — None. 



PETITIONS, COMMUNICATIONS AND ORDI- 
NANCES. 

Aid. Coughlin presented an ordinance in 
favor of the Central Trading Company for 
show windows, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, S. D 

Aid. Coughlin presented the following 
order : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
issue a permit to McCl®ud & Co., No. 130 
S«uth Clark street, to string electric sign, to 



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ALSO, 

The following communication : 

Department op Public Works, 
To the City Council of the City of Chicago: Chicago, Sept. 24, 1900. 

I deem it necessary and advisable to lay water mains on the following streets: 



on 


prom 


to 


size 


Probable cost, 

including 
hydrants and 
basins. 


Alta Vista Terrace . 
Avenue "H". 


Grace st 

50 ft. n. of 104th st. 


Byron st 

90 ft.n.of 105th st. 


6-in. 
8-in. 


$ 650 00 
889 00 



REMARI 



Pays 26 
Pays 10 



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be rttiiiovod by order of Mayor or ('omrnlH- 
HloiHir of I'uhllc Works. 

Wlilch WHS, oil motion, duly pasRod. 

Aid. 'i'hoiiipsoii proHunted tliu followitii^ 
ordor : 

Ordrrni, Tliiit tluj ('omiiiisKloner of I'nb- 
llc Works 1)0 :iiid lie l.s hereby directed to 
Issue a pcrinit, to I'. M«<)r« to (jrcot and 
maintain an electric ,'^ijfn over the .siJewalU in 
front of his protnlses, located at 171 21st 
street, subject to rcTocation at any time on 
the ordor of the Mayor or the Commissioner 
of Public Works. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Pike presented the following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he Is hereby ordered t® 
Issue a pernnt trrantinji permission to the 
Chicago Horse Show, to be held at the Coli- 
seum, Oct. 29, 30, 31, Not. 1, 2, 3, to display 
banners across the streets as follows, to be 
reyoked at any time by the Mayor: 

Clark street, between Madison and Monroe. 

State street, between Monroe and Adams. 

Dearborn street, between Madison and 
Monroe. 

Randolph street, between Clark and La 
Salle. 

Washington street, between Dearborn and 
Clark. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Foreman presented the following 
order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Build- 
ings be and is hereby directed to issue a 
permit to William Burke to erect a wooden 
shed in the rear of lot 3821 Armour avenue, 
the same to be 18x20x10 feet high and en- 
closed on three sides. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Foreman presented the claim of J. J. 
Parker for refund of special assessment, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. McCormick presented the claim of 
Conrad Schmeck for rebate of special as- 
sessment, which was 

Referred on the Committee on Finance, 
Aid. Martin presented the claim of Michael 



Ryan for rebate of special asRessment, which 
was 

Referred to the (.V)mmitt«e »n Finance. 

Aid. Martin [jresented the following orders : 

I'avin^c (asphalt) Archer avenue, from 
Abhlaud avenue to Western avenue. 

Fourteen-foot i)lank sidewalks on 31st 
street, from Qui nn street to Halsted street. 

Lowe avenue, from 35th street to 36th 
street. 

Six-foot plank sidewalks on the south side 
of 34th street, from Ashland avenue to 
Paulina street. 

Both sides of 35th street, from Archer 
avenue to Oakley avenue. 

Ten-f©ot plank sidewalk on both sides of 
Quinn street, from Archer avenue to 31st 
street, which were 

Referred to the Board of Local Improve- 
ments. 

Aid. Fick presented the following order: 

Ordered, That permission be granted to 
Columbian Knights to string a banner at the 
corner of 18th and Halsted streets for a 
period of thirty days, to be removed at any 
time on the order of His Honor, the Mayor, 
or Commissioner of Public Works. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Novak (8th ward) presented the fol- 
lowing order: 

Ordered, That all departments of the city, 
with the exception of the Police, Fire, 
Health, and Electrical Departments be closed 
on Tuesday October 9, 1900, for the purpose 
®f observing Chicago Day, it having been the 
custom to close the departments of the city 
during the last five years in commemoration 
of said day. 

Aid. Mavor moved its reference to the 
Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Novak [Sth ward) moved to suspend 
the rules to pass the order. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Feas— Kenna, Coughlin, Pike, Thompson, 
Ailing, Dixon, Foreman, Blake (5th ward), 
Kent, McCormick, Martin, Brenner, Fick, 
Garry, Novak (8th ward). Hurt, Byrne, 
Novak (10th ward), Brennan (10th ward), 



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Finn, Patterson, Gary, Maypole, Hallstrora, 
Smulski, Kunz, Johnson, Oberndorf, Bren. 
nan (18th ward), Conlon, Morris, Powers, 
Pettibone, Eisfeldt, Werno, Herrmann, Gold- 
zier, Peterson, Olson, Helm, Minwegan, 
Wulff, Haekley, Russell, Carey, Zeman, 
Boyd, Eidmann, Badenoch, Nelson, Janes, 
Bennett, Corkery, Race— 54, 

Nays — Jackson, Fowler, Raymer, Willis- 
ton, Blake (26th ward), Keeney, Mavor, 
Hunter — 8. 

Aid. Novack (8th ward) m@ved the pas- 
sage of the order. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Hurt presented the following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
issue a permit to Albert Lurie Co., 561 and 
563 Blue Island avenue, to erect an electric 
sign, subject to revocation by the Mayor at 
any time. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Brennan (10th ward) presented the 
following orders: 

Ordered, That permission be granted Henry 
Woolf to erect electric sign at the corner of 
Oakley avenue and West 12th street, said 
permit to be revoked by the Mayor at any 
time. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid Brennan (10th ward) presented the 
following communication : 

To the Mayor and City Council: 

Your Committee on Garbage Cremation re- 
spectfully request that the Mayor and City 
Electrician be added to the above com- 
mittee. 

Which was concurred in. 

Aid. Finn presented the claim of F. M. 
Blount for refund of water main assessment, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee oj Finance. 

AM. Patterson presented the following 
orders : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be and he is hereby directed to have 
a careful and thorough test made of the 
cement and brick now being laid on Wood 
street in the Twelfth Ward by a competent 
person not in the employ ©f the city, the 



property owners on above mentioned street 
not being satisfied with the test made by the 
employe of the city, and Avho claim they are 
not getting the material called for in the 
specifications. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and He is nere'Dy directed to 
immediately remove the unused tracks on 
40th street . (or Crawford avenue), between 
Madison and 16th streets. 

Which were, ®n motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Fo)wler presented the following 
order: 

Ordered, That the Board of Local Improve- 
ments be and they are hereby directed to 
comply at once with the Council order as 
published on pasres 494 and 495, Council Pro- 
ceedings, June 11, 1900. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Bos presented an order for a 6-foot 
cement sidewalk on both sides of Maplewood 
avenue, from Division street to Norte ave- 
nue, which was 

Referred to the Board of Local Improve- 
ments. 

Aid. Beilfuss presented an order for a ce- 
ment sidewalk on both sides of Division 
street, from Ashland avenue to California 
avenue, which was 

Referred to the Board of Local Improve- 
ments. 

Aid. Beilfuss presented the claims of Philip 
Lauth, Jr., for refund of sidewalk assess- 
ment and Henry Meyer and P. L. Gillert for 
refund of butchers' license, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Beilfuss presented the following 
order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
issue permit to Nate Sugar, 927 Milwaukee 
avenue, to erect an electric sign, subject to 
revocation by Mayor at any time. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Raymer presented the claim of Albert 
Streger for sidewalk construction, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Hallstrom presented the following 
ordinance: 



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1148 



Be it ordained by the City Council of tfie City 
of Chicago : 

Hbction 1. That the ordinance printed #0 
pajrc IKVS of the Council Frocee^iintfs pro- 
▼ itliti(^ for a«eriieat sidewalk on l>oth sides of 
McHcnry 8treet, from the bbore line of the 
North Branc h of the Chicago Hirer to Raw- 
8«n street. Ije and the same is hereby repealed. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Teas — Kenna. Coughlin. Pike, Thompson, 
Allinpr, Uixon, Foreman, Jackson, Blake (5th 
wardj. Kent, McCormick, Martin, Brenner, 
Fick. Garry, Novak (8th ward). Hurt, Byrne, 
Novak (10th ward), Brennan (10th ward), 
Duddleston, Finn. Patterson, Gary, Fowler, 
Maypole. Bos, Beilfuss. Hallstrom, Raymer, 
Smulski. Kunz. Johnson. Oberndorf, (Bren- 
nan. (ISth ward) Conlon. Morris, Powers, 
Pettibone, Eisfeldt. Werno, Herrmann, 
Smith, Goldzier, Peterson, Olson. Helm, 
Minwegren. Williston, Blake (2t}th ward), 
Keeney. Wulff, Hackley. Russell. Carey. 
Zeman. Boyd, Eidmann, Badenoch. N«lson, 
Mavor, Jones, Bennett, Corkery, Race, 
Hunter— 66. 

Xay.s — None. 

Aid. Hallstrom presented an order for mac- 
adamizing 10 inches slag. 4 inches crushed 
stone bonded with screenings, sand stone 
curb, the following system of streets: 

George street, from Fairfield avenue to 
Elston avenue. 

Maplewood avenue, from Diversey avenue 
to Elston avenue. 

Rockwell avenue, from Diversey avenue to 
Elston avenue. 

Talman avenue, from C. & N. TT. R. R. 
to Wellington street. 

Washtenaw avenue. from C. & N. W. R. R. 
to George street. 

Which was referred te the Board of Local 
Improvements. 

Aid. Kunz presented the following order: 

Ordered, That the stay order passed June 
29, 1900, for the improvement of Noble street 
- be and the same is hereby rescinded. 

Which was. on motion, duly passed. 

Aid Powers presented the claim of Pat- 



Coyle for services at the 14th street pumping 
station, which was 

Referred to the Committee od Finance. 

Aid. Werno presented the following or- 
ders: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pul>- 
I He Works bo and he is hereby directed to 
issue a permit to August Gross, dealer in 
I DBusical instruments at No. 680 Wells street 
j to string a banner across the street at the 
above place for 90 days, to conform with the 
directions in regard to the same by the Com- 
missioner of Public Works ; provided, how- 
ever, that said banner shall t>e removed at 
any time on order by the Mayor and Com- 

[ missioner of Public Works. 

I 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
: lie Works be and he is hereby directed to 
issme a permit to Yondorf Brothers permit- 
ting them to place temporary electric signs, 
t announcing special sale, at their place of 
business at the corner of North avenue and 
Larrabee street, and also at 545 Lincoln ave- 
nue; such electric signs to conform with 
j directions in regard to the same by the City 
I Electrician, and to be removed by November 
1st. 1900, or at any time upon notice by the 
Mayor or Commissioner of Public Works. 

Which were, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Goldzier presented the claim of Geo. 
Stutz for personal injuries, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Minwegen presented the following or- 
der: 

ResoJved. That owing to the constantly in- 
' creasing number of grade-crossing fatalities 
and the public outcry for adequate and safe 
crossings where railways intersect the streets 
' of Chicago, that all the ordinances dealing 
with this subject at present before the Com- 
mittee be pressed with all possible speed to 
completion, so that the Council can take 
action on the same, and that the Track Ele- 
vation Committee be and it is hereby in- 
structed to push the work of getting the said 
ordinances in shape with all possible haste, 
\ which was 

' Referred to the Special Committee on 
Track Elevation. 

Aid. Williston presented the following 
orders : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 



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[1900 



issue a permit to Daniel Hardin to lay water 
pipes on Dakin street, from Seminary avenue 
to Sheridan road. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
Uc Works be and he is hereby directed to 
complete the macadamizing of Lawrence 
avenue, from Lake Michgan to Clark street, 
according- to the plans and specifications pro- 
vided in the contract of Farley & Green for 
the construction of the intercepting sewer in 
Lawrence avenue, and charge the cost of the 
same to any funds in the possession of the 
City of Chicago or any of its oflBcers stand- 
ing to the credit of said Farley & Green ©n 
the said contract. 

Which were, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Williston presented the following or- 
ders • 

Paving (asphalt) Roslyn place, from Clark 
street to Lake View avenue. 

Six-foot cement sidewalk at curb on the 
north side of Geerge street, from Mildred 
avenue to Sheffield avenue, which were 

Referred to the Board of Local Improve- 
ments. 

Aid. Williston presented the claim of Hans 
J. Wadsen for refund of building permit, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Blake (36th ward), presented the fol- 
lowing order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Health 
abate the nuisance consisting of garbage 
dumps in the southern portion of the Twenty- 
sixth Ward, located at the corner of Robey 
and Wolfram streets, at the corner of Wol- 
fram and Perry and at the corner of Wolfram 
and Ashland, by taking such steps as will 
prevent the dumping of any decaying or of- 
fensive matter therein, and the Police De- 
partment is hereby directed to enforce all 
orders and directions of the Health Depart- 
ment to that end, and the Commissioner of 
Public Works is hereby directed to revoke all 
permits heretofore issued to scavengers or 
other persons permitting them to dump 
therein any decaying or offensive matter of 
any kind whatsoever. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Blake (26th ward) presented an order 
for 6-foot cement sidewalk on both sides of 



Lincoln avenue, from Bernice avenue to Ad- 
dison avenue, which was 

Referred to the Board of Local Improve- 
ments 

Aid. Blake (26th ward) presented the fol- 
lowing order : 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to relight all lights 
which have heretofore been turned off on 
Belle Plaiue avenue, from Western avenue 
to Lincoln avenue ; on Cuyler auenue, from 
Lincoln avenue to Western avenue, and on 
Irving Park boulevard, from Lincoln avenue 
to Western avenue, ana charge same to the 
Street Lighting Fund. 

Which was referred to the Committee on 
Gas, Oil and Electric Light. 

Aid. Keeney presented the following or- 
der: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
lay water supply pipe for circulation in 
North 41st avenue, between Montrose boule- 
vard and 160 feet north of Miller avenue, a 
distance of two blocks, and charge the same 
to the Water Fund. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Pike, Thompson, 
Ailing, Dixon, Foreman, Jackson, Blake (5tn 
ward), Kent, McCormick, Martin, Brenner, 
Fick, Garry, Novak (8th ward), Hurt, Byrne, 
Novak (10th ward), Brennan (10th ward), 
Duddleston, Finn, Patterson, Gary," Fowler, 
Maypole, Bos, Beilfuss, Hallstrom, Raymer, 
Smulski, Kunz, Johnson, Oberndorf, Bren- 
nan (18th ward), Conlon,. Morris, Powers, 
Pettibone, Eisfeldt, Wern©, Herrmann, 
Smith, Goldzier. Peterson, Olson, Helm, 
Minwegen, Williston, Blake (26th ward), 
Keeney, Wulfl, Hackley, Russell, Carey, 
Zeman, Boyd, Eidmaan, Badenoch, Nelson, 
Mavor, Jones, Bennett, Corkery, Race, 
Hunter — 66. 

JSfays — None. 

Aid. Keeney presented the following order: 

Ordered, That the Special Committee »n 
Track Elevation be and they are hereby di- 
rected to prepare and submit to this Council 
plans for the elevation of the roadbed and 
tracks of the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. 
Paul Railway Company, from North 40th 



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1 150 



uTrnue to WcHt North r)»tth avenue ; and for 
the Miiy fair rut (»1T hnuu^h of the ('hlca^:o 
fttui Nt)rtli\veHtorn Kiiilwuy Company, from 
Kiii/.lf Htrt'i'l iilonti Wrsi 4t>th avenue to Mil- 
waukee avenue. Also for the elevation of 
the n)a(llH!<l and tracks of the lielt Railway of 
Chlc'iij;o, from Kinzie street along and ad- 
jacent to the roadbed and tracks of the Chi- 
catro atid Northwestern Hallway Company to 
a connccli*)!! with the Chicago, Milwaukee 
and St. Paul Railway south of the Blooming- 
dale road. 

Which was referred to the Special Comuilt- 
tee on Track Elevation. 

Aid. Keeney presented the following order: 

Paving (cedar Dlocks) Armitage avenue, 
from 44th avenue to 51st avenue. 

Macadamizing the following system of 
streets : 

Wabansia avenue, from C, M. & St. P. 
R. R. to Central Park avenue. 

Lawndale avenue, from North avenue to 
C, M. & St. P. R. R. 

Monticello avenue, from North avenue to 
C, M. & St. P. R. R. 

Columbia street, from Lawndale avenue to 
C, M. & St. P. R. R. (petition attached), 
which were 

Referred to the Board of Local Lnprove- 
ments. 

Aid. Wulfi presented the claim of the Mil- 
waukee Dry Dock Company for damages to 
schooner E. M. Stanton, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Wulff presented the following oraers 
(petitions attached) : 

Sewers in 60th avenue, from Grand avenue 
to Fullert»n avenue. 

North 57th avenue, from Grand avenue to 
Fullert»n avenue. 

Fifty-seventh court, from Grand avenue 
to Armitage avenue. 

Sewer in George street, from Lawndale 
avenue to Central Park avenue. 

Plank sidewalk! on the following streets: 

Both sides of Central Park avenue, from 
Milwaukee avenue to Diversey street. 



Both Hides •( Lawndale avenue, from 
George street to Diversey street. 

Both sides of Wolfram street, from Mil- 
waukee avenue to Lawndale aveuue. 

Both sides of West George street, from 
Central Park to Hamiia avenues. 

Both sides of Diversey street, from Elston 
avenue to river. 

On Bernard street, from Elston avenue to 
Irving Park boulevard, which were 

Referred to the Board of Local Improve- 
ments. 

Aid. Hackley presented the following or- 
der: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
change sidewalk on the east side of South 
42d avenue, between West Park avenue and 
West Randolph street, from lot line to curb 
line. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Russell presented the claim of T. C. 
Zealand for water rebate, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Boyd presented the claim of the 
United States Brewing Company for rebate 
of water tax, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 
Aid. Boyd presented the following order : 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to have gas lamp placed 
on 59th street, between Wentworth avenue 
and Princeton avenue. See petition attached. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Eidmann presented the following or- 
ders: 

Whereas. A great number of improved 
streets are constantly disturbed, traflBc there- 
by impeded, and paving ruined by connecting 
lateral sewers to trunk line or main and other 
sewers; and, 

Whereas, The cost of making such con- 
nections is necessarily very expensive on ac- 
count of the restoration of streets and pav- 
ing ; therefore, be it 

Ordered, That the Board of Local Improve- 
ments be and it is hereby directed to include 
and provide for in their estimates and specifi- 



October 8,J 

cations for new sewer wing sewers at all in- 
tersecting streets where it is probable that 
lateral sewers will be built in the future. 

Ordered^ That the Board of Local Improve- 
ments be and it Is hereby directed to prepare 
a plan showing how proper surface drainage 
can be provided for a system of 18-foot road- 
ways, considered by the said Board, located be- 
tween 67th and 71st streets and Centre ave- 
nue and Loomis street. A number of these 
streets are so low that surface water does not 
drain into the catch basins, the inlets being 
higher than the ditches. 

Which were, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Mavor presented an ordinance in 
favor of the Chicag© Light, Heat and Power 
Company to lay wires in State street, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, S. D. 

Aid. Mavor presented the following orders: 

Ordered That the claim of Kofeert Stewart 
for rebate of water tax, placed on file Sep- 
tember 24th, 1900, page 1091, Council Pro- 
ceedings, be taken from the file and re- 
ferred to the Committee on Finance. 

Ordered^ That the Board of Local Improve- 
ments stay all proceedings in the matter of 
laying cement sidewall^s on Cottage Grove 
avenue, between 39th street and Oakwood 
boulevard, for eight months. 

Which were, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Mavor presented the following order: 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller be and 
he is hereby authorized and directed to trans- 
fer the sum of five hundred (1500.00) dollars 
from the fund known as "Street Restora- 
tion" to the fund to be known as "Car Tick- 
ets for balance of 1900," the same being a 
transfer from one fund t® another, under the 
appropriation for the Department of Elec- 
tricity, as per the Appropriation Bill passed 
April 4th, 1900. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Pike , Thompson, 
Ailing, Dixon. Foreman, Jackson. Blake (5th 
ward), Kent, McCormick, Martin, Brenner, 
Fick, Garry, Novak (8th ward), Hurt, Byrne, 
Novak (10th ward), Brennan (10th ward), 
Duddleston, Finn, Patterson, Gary, Fowler, 



[1900 

Maypole, Bos, Beilfuss, Hallstrom, Raymer, 
Smulski, Kunz, Johnson, Oberndorf, Bren- 
nan (I8th ward), Conlon, Morris, Powers, 
Pettibone, Eisfeldt, Werno, Herrmann, 
Smith, Goldzier, Peterson, Olson, Helm, 
Minwegen, Williston, Blake (26th ward), 
Keeney, WulfE,, Hackley, Russell, Carey, 
Zeman, Boyd, Eidmann, Badenoch, Nelson, 
Mavor, Jones, Bennett, Corkery, Race, 
Hunter — 66. f 

Nay^ — None. 

Aid. Mavor presented the following re- 
quest: 

Department of Public Works, | 
Chicago, October 8, 1900. \ 

Aid. Mavor: 

Dear Sir — This is an emergency matter 
(69th street pump) and should be passed to- 
night, if possible. 

Yours respectfully, 

F. W. Blocki, 
Deputy Commissioner of Public Works. 



Chicago, 8th October, 1900. 

Hon. L. E. McOann, Commissioner of Public 
Works : 

Dear Sir — The bids for the electric pump- 
ing plant at 69th and Halsted being in excess 
of the appropriation, therefore I respectfully 
request that the following transfers be made 
to enable the contracts to be awarded and the 
construction of th© electric plant be com- 
menced as early as possible, and the plant 
to commence operations on or before 1st 
December next, and to continue the present 
system until that date: 
From 72d street pumping sta- 
tion "supplies" $1,000 00 

Credit- 
Electric pumping plant. . . .$774 45 
Salaries 69th street pump- 
ing station 225 55 

From Kensington pumping 

station "supplies" $ 469 45 

Credit- 
Supplies 69th street pump- 
ing station $450 00 

Sal ries 69th street pump- 
ing station 19 45 

From 70th street pumping 

station "supplies" $ 200 00 

Credit — 

Salaries 69th street pump- 



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11900 



Inc Htiitloii 1300 00 

Yourh very truly, 

KiCAItl) O'K. Hl UKK. 
,Suj>t. Itunan of iSrwrri*. 

Wm. Ma volt. 

ApproToil: 

L. E. McOann. 

(.'ittniniitiiitt/tn' nf' fuhlii' Wov/im. 

By F. W. Bi,(K Kl. 

I)rf)uty <.'ttmtni!<t<ionrr of Pnhlir Worku. 

(Duplicate). 

Aid. Mftvor moved to concur in the request. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as 
follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughliii, Pike, Thompson, 
Allin<j, Dixon, Foreman, Jackson, Blake ^5lh 
ward). Kent, McCormick, Martin, Brenner, 
Pick. Garry, Novak (8th ward), Hurt, Byrne, 
Novak (10th ward), Brennan (10th ward), 
Duddleston, Finn, Patterson, Gary, Fowler, 
Maypole, Bos, Beilfuss, Hallstrom, Raymer, 
ISraulski, Kunz, Johnson, Oberndorf, Bren- 
nan (18th ward), Conlon, Morris, Powers, 
Pettibone, Eisfeldt, Werno, Herrmann, 
Smith, Goldzier, Peterson, Olson, Helm, 
Minwegen, Williston, Blake (26th ward), 
Keeney, Wulff. Hackley, Russell, Carey, 
Zeman, Boyd, Eidraann, Badenoch, Nelson, 
Mavor, Jones, Bennett, Corkery, Race, 
Hunter — 66. 

Xays — None. 

Aid. Jones presented the following order: 

Whereas, Several serious accidents have 
occurred at the Stony Island avenue crossing 
of the Lake Shore and Michigan Southern 
Railway and the Pittsburg and Fort Wayne 
Railway within the last year; now, therefore, 
be it 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works forthwith notify said companies to 
place and keep a night watchman at said 
crossing; and be it further 

Ordered, That said railway companies be 
and they are hereby required to plank said 
crossing sixty feet in width. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Jones presented the fsUowing order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he Is hereby directed to 
issue a permit to Roemheld & Gallery to put 



In a teinporarv track on 95th Rtreet, from the 

B. &. ('o.'s tracks to the site of the new 95th 
strotit brl(li,'(!, Hame to be removed upon the 
roriipietlcjn of the brldi^e. Sketch herewith 
attached. 

Which was, on motion, dulyitassed by yeas 

and nay.s a.s follows- 

Kenna, Couijlilin, Pike, Thompson, 
Ailing, Dixon, Foreman, Jackson, Blake (5th 
I ward), Kent, McCormick, Martin, Brenner. 
Fick, Garry, Novak (Hth wardj. Hurt, Byrne, 
Novak (10th ward;, Brennan (10th ward), 
I Duddleston, Finn, Patterson. Gary, Fowler, 
I Maypole, Bos, Beilfuss, Hallstrom, Raymer, 
I Smulski, Kunz, Johnson, Oberndorf, Bren- 
I nan (18th ward;, Conlon, Morris, Powers, 
' Pettibone, Eisfeldt, Werno, Herrmann, 
Smith, Goldzier, Peterson, Olson, Helm, 
Minwegen, Williston, Blake (26th ward), 
Keeney, WuifE, Hackley, Russell, Carey, 
Zeman, Boyd, Eidmann, Badenoch, Nelson, 
Mavor, Jones, Bennett, Corkery, Race, 
Hunter— 66. 

Xayii — None. 

Aid. Bennett presented the following 
order : 

Ordered. That the Corporation Counsel be 
and is hereby directed to stay any further 
collection under Warrants Nos. 21887 and 
21729 until such time as the diflSculties arising 
under said warrants may be finally settled. 

Which was, ©n motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Bennett presented the claim of J. L. 
McKeever for rebate of special assessment, 
which was 

j Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

I Ala. Corkery presented orders for 12-foot 
plank sidewalks on the following streets: 

One Hundred and Twentieth street, from 
Eggleston avenue to Halsted street. 

Both sides of Kensington avenue, from 
Howard street to Front street. 

South side of 115th street, from Howard 
street to Peoria street. 

j Fcr a 6-foot plank sidewalk on 116th street, 
I from Michigan avenue to Wentworth avenue. 

j Sewer in 117th street, from Front street to 
I Howard street, which were 

Referred to the Board of Local Improve- 
I ments. 



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Aid. Race presented orders for water ser- 
vice pipes on ttie fellowing streets: 

Ohio street, from Will9w avenue to West 
52d avenlie. 

Ontario street, from Willow avenue to West 
52d avenue. 

Alma street, from Ontario street to West 
Chicago avenue, which were 

Referred to the Board of Local Improve- 
ments. 

Aid. Hunter presented orders for drains 
and water service pipes in South Boulevard 
street, from Park avenue to Austin avenue, 
which were 

Referred to the Board of Local Improve- 
ments. 

AM. Hunter presented an ordinance pro- 
viding for leave of absence from duty for ten 
days for members of the Police Department, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on P®lice. 



REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES. 

FINANCE. 

The Committee on Finance, to whom was 
referred the claim of J. B. Wilbur for balance 
due for paving Bellevue place, submitted a 
report recommending the passage of an ac- 
companying order. 

Aid. Mavor moved that the report be de- 
ferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report* 

Chicago, October 8, 1900. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City oj' 
Chicago in Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was 
referred claim of J. B. Wilbur, for balance 
due for paving Bellevue place, having had 
the same under advisement beg leave to re- 
port and recommend the passage of the fol- 
lowing order: 

Whereas, J. B. Wilbur advanced the sum 
of two hundred and twenty-four and eleven 
one-hundredths dollars ($224.11) for the pav- 
ing of Bellevue place, which amount was 
properly certified to by the Department of 
Public Works, and an appropriation made 



on page 2822, Appropriation Ordinance 1900' 
of but two hundred twelve dollars (1212), 
leaving twehe and eleven one-hundredths 
dollars ($12.11) unappropriated for; be it 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller be and 
he is hereby authorized and directed to pay 
said J. B. Wilbur the sum of twelve and 
eleven one-hundredths ($12.11), and charge 
same to the Contingent Fund @f the Finance 
Committee, Appropriation Ordinance 1900, 
Official Record April 4, 1900, page 2812. 

Wm. Mayor, 

Chairmmi. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
the claim of John McGrath for personal in- 
juries, submitted a report recommending the 
passage of an accompanying order. 

Aid. Mavor moved that the report be de- 
ferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report* 

Chicago, October 8, 1900. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of 
Chicago in Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was 
referred claim of John McGrath for personal 
injuries, having had the same under advise- 
ment bcs^ leave to report and recommend the 
passage of the following order. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be and he is hereby authorized and 
directed to issue a voucher in favor of John 
McGrath for seventy-two (172) dollars and 
charge same to appropriation for bridge re- 
pairs (Appropriation Ordinance, 1900; Offic- 
ial Record, April 4, 1900 ; page 2815) , the same 
to be in full settlement of all damages and 
claims of whatever kind and nature arising 
from accident to John McGrath on August 2, 
1900, at Eighteenth Street bridge, and the 
Comptroller is ordered to pay the same. 
This action is taken in accordance with the 
recommendations of the Commissioner of 
Public Works and City Engineeer, attached 
hereto. 

Wm. Mayor, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 



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an order to pay Anna StofTrejjen for payment 
of claim for (Intiia^^eh on account of track 
olevatioti, HultiiiitlcU a report rccoiuniendiiii; 
that the same bo passed. 

Aid. Mavor moved tliat tlie report bo 
deferreii iiud pul)lished. 

The followlnjj is the report- 

The motion prevailed. 

Chicago, October 8th, 19()0. 

To thf 3fai/or nml Aldentien of the City nf 
Chicago in ( 'ouncll Asst inbled : 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom 
was referred order to pay seven hundred and 
fifty (1750) dollars to Anna StolTreffen, from 
the money deposited by the Chicafro, Rock 
Isiand and Pacific Railroad Company and the 
Lake Shore and Michij^an Southern Railroad 
Company to indemnify the city, having: had 
the same under advisement beg leave to re- 
port and recommend the passage of the or- 
der as submitted. 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller pay 
out of the sum of money deposited in his 
office by the Chicago. Rock Island and Pacific 
Railroad Company and the Lake Shore and 
Michigan Southern Railroad Company to 
indemnify the City of Chicag© on account ©f 
damage to property by the elevation of the 
tracks of the aforesaid railroad companies, 
the sum of seven hundred and fifty dollars 
(STriO.OO), said amount being the judgment 
entered against the City of Chicago Septem- 
ber 2oth. 1900. in compliance with the order 
of the City Council. June 25th, 1900. (see 
page 736 of current Council Proceedings), in 
the case of Anna Stoffregen. administratrix 
of the estate ©f John C. Stoffregen. deceased, 
vs. City of Chicago. Xo. 140766, in the Cir- 
cuit Court of Cook County, and this shall be 
his authority for so doing. 

Wm. Mavok, 

Chairma7i. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
the claim of D. Culhane for horseshoeing, 
submitted a report recommending the pas- 
sage of an accompanying order. 

Aid. Mavor moved that the report be de- 
ferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report: 



CiiiCAOo. October 8th, 1900. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of 
Chicago in Council Assembled: 

Your ( 'oiiiiiiittee on Finance, to whom was 
referred claim of D. Culliane for hor.seshoe- 
ing, havinp: had the same under advisemeot, 
beg leave to rejjort and recfjinmend the pas- 
sage of the following order: 

Ordered, That the Comfnissioner of Public 
Works be and he is hereby authorized 
and directed to issue voucher to D. Culhane 
for fo urand fifteen f>ne-hundredths (S4.15) 
dollars and charge the same to the Water 
Fund, and the Comptroller is ordered to pay 
the same as per recommendation of the 
Superintendent of Water Pipe Extension 
attached hereto. 

Wm. Mavok, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
the petition of Dr. John D. McGregor for 
payment of vouchers, etc.. submitted a re- 
port recommending the passage of accom- 
panying orders. 

Aid. Mavor moved that the report be 
deferred and published. 

The metion prevailed. 

The following is the report: 

Chicago, July 16th, 1900. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of 
Chicago in Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was 
referred petition for judgment of Dr. John 
D. McGregor on account of vouchers issued 
from City Attorney's office, having had the 
same under advisement beg leave to report 
and recommend the passage of the following 
order : 

Ordered. That the Corporation Counsel be 
and he is hereby authorized and directed to 
allow judgment against the city in favor of 
Dr. John D. McGregor for §2,800.00: the 
same to be in full payment for claims for ex- 
pert seryices rendered the City Attorney's 
office during the years 189S and 1S99. evi- 
denced by vouchers duly approved by Miles 
J. Devine, City Attorney, and in full pay- 
ment thereof, as follows • 

March 8, 1S99 $ 880 00 



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, April 3, 1899 . . . ..1.,,,..,.,^ .$1,020 00 
April 10, 1899^._j,5i^.^^.«^^,j^4 .^^9^K.. 1,000 00 

Ordered, That the Comptroller is hereby 
instructed to pay voucher for $200.00 attached 
hereto and issued to John D. McGregor, M. 
D., duly approved by Andrew J. Ryan, City 
Attorney, for services in cases against the 
city as expert witness, and charge the same 
to the appropriation for 1900 f®r legal ex- 
pense, City Attorney's office. 

Wm. Mayor, 

Chairman, 

ALSO. 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
• the claims of John Symons and S. E. Dicker- 
son for water rebates, submitted a report 
recommending that the same be placed on file. 

Aid, Mavor moved to concur in the report . 

The motion prevailed. 

STREETS AND ALLEYS, NORTH DIVISION, 

The Committee on Streets and Alleys, N. 
D., t© whom was referred an ordinance 
for the vacation of an alley in William 
Kemper's Subdivision, Block 6, C. T. Sub., 
Section 33, 40, 14, submitted a report recom- 
mending that the same be passed. 

Aid. Helm moved that the report be de- 
ferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report : 

Chicago, October 5th, 1900. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City oj 
Chicago in Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Streets and Alleys, 
N. D., to whom was referred ordinance for 
the vacation of an alley in Wm. Kemper's 
Subdivision, Block 6, C. T. Sub., Section 
33, 40, 14, having had the same under ad- 
visement, beg leave to report and recemmend 
the passage ®f the ordinance. 

S. H. Helm, 

Chairman. 

AN ORDINANCE 

For the vacation of the north and south alley 
lying east of and adjoining Lot twenty-one 
. in William Kemper's Subdivision of that 
part lying north o£ the seuth one hundred i 



and fifty feet of the west half of Block six, 
in the Canal Trustees Subdivision of Sec- 
tion thirty-three, Township forty N®rth, 
Range fourteen, East of the Third Principal 
Meridian, in the City of Chicago, County 
of Cook, State of Illinois. 

Be it ordained by the City Council oj the City 
of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the north and south alley 
lying east of and adjoining Lot twenty-one in 
William Kemper's Subdivision of that part 
lying north of the south one hundred and 
fifty feet ©f the west half of Block six, in the 
Canal Trustees' Subdivisi@n ©f Section thirty- 
three, Township forty North, Range fourteen. 
East of the Third Principal Meridian, in the 
City of Chicago, Cook County, State of Illi- 
nois, as shown on the plat hereto attached, 
be and the same is hereby vacated and closed. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in 
force and effect ten days after its passage: 
provided, however, that the heirs of said 
William Kemper, deceased, pay unto the 
Comptroller of the City ©f Chicago the sum 
of 1400 for the benefits derived under this or- 
dinance, otherwise it shall be of no effect. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
an ©rder for permit for manure box to Chris- 
tian Fenger : also an order to establish mar- 
kets on Dayton street, Cly bourn avenue and 
North avenue, submitted a report recommend- 
ing that the same be placed on file. 

Aid. Helm moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 



UNFINISHED BUSINESS. 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Eidmann, 
presented the report of the Committee on 
Special Assessments on the subject of audit- 
ing and examination ©f special assessment 
books, deferred and published October 1, 
1900, page 1131. , . 

Aid. Eidmann moved to concur in the re- 
port and pass the order therewith. 



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The motion prevailed and the order waK 
passed by yuas umi niivHus follows : 

JVw- K«Muiu, Coiij^hlln, I'ike, 'J'h(»ini)son, 
il^UlDfTi Dixon, Foruiimn, J.ic-kHOn, Itluku (5th 
ward), Kent. M(:( 'orniick, Martin, Brenner, 
Flck, (liirr>, Novak (Sih ward). Hurt, Byrne, 
Nt)vak (U)lh ward), Bren nan (lOth ward), 
l)ud»ileston. Kirin, Patterson, Gary, F»wler. 
Maypole, Bos. Beilfuss, Hallstrom, Rayiner, 
Similski, Kunz, Johnson, Oberndorf, Bren- 
nan (IJSth ward), Conlon, Morris, Powers, 
Fettibone, Eisfeldt, Werno, Herrmann. 
Sniith, (ioldzier, Peterson, Olson, Helm, 
Minwetren, Williston, Blake (26th ward), 
Keeney, Wulfl, Hackley, Russell, Carey, 
Zeman, Boyd, Eidmann, Badenoch, Nelson, 
Mayor, Jones, Bennett, Corkery, Race, 
Hunter — 00. 

iV(i|/.s— None. 

The following is the report and order as 
adopted : 

Report of Special Assessment Committee 
of the City Council on : 

First— The results desired to be obtained, 
and 

Second — The methods recommended to be 
employed in the examination and auditing of 
the special assessment books of the City of 
Chicago frem the date ©f their origin to the 
present time. 

First— Statement of results to be obtained 
by an examination of the special assessment 
books of the City of Chicago. 

1. Amount of assessment as originally 
filed. 

2. How much confirmed? How much un- 
confirmed? Why? 

3. Public benefits assessed. Public bene- 
fits paid. Public benefits unpaid. 

4. When was original roll certified to 
City Collector? 

5. Total amount collected by City Col- 
lector. 

6. Total amount of discount allowed by 
City Collector. 

7. Total amount of abatement, if any, 
made -while roll with City Collector. 

8. Amount ©f cash collected by County 
Collector. 

9. Amount of abatement made while in 
hands of County Collector. 



10. What property asseRged has failed to 
pay assepsment when application for judg- 
ment for Kale waK not made, or made and 
withdrawn. 

11. What amount of assessment (givln^f 
legal description of property) had judgment 
refused. 

12. Total abatements made with city and 
county collectors. 

18. Araout t of and legal description of 
property on which abatement not made. 

14. What amount of assessment repre- 
sented by tax purchases. 

15. What amount now represented by tax 
certificates, with legal description of property. 

16. Date of tax certificates. 

17. Amountof assessment now represented 
by tax deeds, with legal description of prop- 
erty. 

18. Why were tax deeds not taken out for 
balance of certificates. 

19. What injunction proceedings, if any, 
as to the tax deeds are pending, and on what 
property, and in what court. 

L 20. What property has failed to pay as- 
sessment for any other reasons than those 
given aboye, and state reasons. 

21. Total cash collected on account of as- 
sessment. 

Give disbursement of cash under the fol- 
lowing headings: 

21X. Total amounts of contracts. 

22. Amount paid contractors. 

23. Amount paid for land damages. 

24. Amount paid for rebate. 

25. Amount paid for water main refunds. 

26. Amount paid f«r refunds on account 
of double payments. 

27. Amounts paid for refunds on account 
of repeal. 

28. Amounts paid for refunds on account 
of private contracts. 

29. Amounts paid for interest on vouchers. 
80. Amounts paid for bonds. 

31. Amounts paid for interest on bonds. 

32. Amounts paid for 6 per cent fund, and 
give details of items making costs. 



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33. Vouchers issued not charged to war- 
rant or outstanding. 

34. Bonds issued and not charged to war- 
rant. 

35. Judgment taken for rebate and not 
charged to Avarrant. 

36. Judgments taken for contractors and 
not charged to warrant. 

37. Judgments taken for other causes, if 
any. and not charged to warrant. 

38. Any other claims outstanding and not 
charged to warrant. 

39. Charges or credit to warrant not be- 
longing legally to the same ®r not described 
above. 

40. Rebates due and unpaid. 

41. Refunds due and unpaid where as- 
sessment collected and improTcment not 
made on account of repeal of ordinance or 
stay of collection, or any other reason. 

42. Balance in warrant. 
Balance due warrant. 

Total claims against warrant. 

43. Hare any abatements not been made 
according to law, and has the 10 per cent 
been properly abated? 

44. True condition of warrant with proper 
explanation of shortage and separation of 
cash in the City Treasurer's hands. 

Second— Statement of the methods recom- 
mended to be employed in an examination 
and auditing of the special assessment books 
of the City of Chicago : 

After investigation made by your Com- 
mittee it has been ascertained that the special 
assessment accounts are so involved and of 
such magnitude and importance that only 
the highest type of accounting ability can 
successfully unravel and adjust the accounts 
in their extensi\e details. If any ultimate 
good is to result to the taxpayers and citi- 
zens of Chicago on account of this investi- 
gation, it is absolutely necessary, in the judg- 
ment of your Committee, that the same be 
made thorough and complete in every re- 
spect. To carry on the investigation in 
this manner will require a large sum of 
money, how much no one is at present ad- 
vised. This lack of knowledge as to the 
ultimate c©st is due to the involved condition 
of the books, the extension of the accounts 



over a great number of years, and 
the lack ©f actual experience in attempt- 
ing to balance and adjust the same. 
Even in the investigation made by your Com- 
mittee great difficulties hare been discovered 
which at the teeginnin^ of the investigation 
were not thought of. These considerations 
apply with still greater force to the account- 
ing firms and individuals who might care to 
undertake the work. They, as well as your 
Committee, are but slightly informed as to 
the actual difficulties to be surmounted when 
the accounting is undertaken. In order, 
therefore, that your Honorable Body may act 
more intelligently in the premises and in or- 
der that the ultimate result, if the investiga- 
tion be carried to its end, may be so complete 
and extensive as to never again require ex- 
amination, your Committee is of opinion that 
an examination of say not to exceed one hun- 
dred (100) special assessment warrants or 
accounts, distributed over the entire period 
since the fire of 187], should be made under 
the direction of the Comptroller and your 
Committee t© ascertain, if possible, the 
feasibility of securing the results above set 
forth as desired to be obtained; and also for 
the purpese of furnishing y@ur Committee 
and the Comptroller with more definite in- 
formation, so that if an examination of all 
the special assessment warrants" is under- 
taken proper specifications, clear and com- 
prehensive, can be drawn, and a contract let 
to proper parties for carrying on the more 
extensive work. It is believed that an ex- 
amination by expert accountants of not to 
exceed one hundred (100) warrants will not 
be very costly and will result in large saving 
of expense, and lead, it is h©ped, to large col- 
lections on account of balances due the special 
assessment warrants, the collection of which 
balances has not been vigorously prosecuted. 

After repeated conferences with the Comp- 
troller your Committee is advised that a 
sufficient amount of money can be secured 
from the appropriation made for extra clerk 
hire Comptroller's office and from the Con- 
tingent Fund to carry on the work of exam- 
ining a sufficient number ©f special assess- 
ment warrants to show the practicability of 
the work as above outlined and the probable 
cost of the same when the investigation is 
undertaken as to all the special assessment 
warrants. 

Your Committee recommends, therefore, 
that the Comptroller and your Committee be 
authorized to select such expert or experts as 



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luny souni liest t«> undui'taUu tliu lixiiikiiiiiit ion 
of sucli hpociiil uhHuMhiiiiJiit wamiiilH :ih may 
BOom <l«Hlniblo to the Comptroller and your 
CoimnilHie. Tho cost of tho Kiuno to bo paid 
from till* iippriiprliition for oxtrn clerk hire 
in the CwmplroUer's olllce and the Continj^ent 
Fund. 

Your llnii()ral)lo Hody is therefore respect- 
fully r«si|ue8teil t<> enter Mie followintj order: 

Ortlrrii/, That the ('ity Com|)tr()ll(!r and 
the Spreiul Assessment Committee h(; and 
they are hereby authorized and directed 
to employ such expert assistance as 
they may deem necessary to examine 
and audit certain special assessment war- 
rants to be selected by them, the total 
number, however, not to exceed one hundred 
(100), and report to the City Cffluncil the re- 
sults of such exaniinaiion, together with 
their opinion as to the practicability of an 
examination of all special assessment war- 
rants of the City of Chicago, and the prob- 
able cost of the same. 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Mavor, 
presented the report of the Committee on 
Finance, on an ordinance reducing the Ap- 
propriation Ordinance for 1900, deferred and 
published October 1, 1900, page 1124. 

Aid. Carey moved to amend the ordinance 
by reducing the appropriation of the Water 
Fund, Department of Public Works, from 
$1,672,700.00 to $1,647,700.00. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Novak (8th ward) moved t@ further 
amend the ordinance by striking out the re- 
duction of $10,000 in the City Attorney's 
oflBce. 

Aid. Mavor moved to lay Aid. Novak's 
motion ©n the table. 

The motion prevailed hy yeas and nays as 
as follows: 

r<?rts— Pike, Ailing, Dixon, Foreman, Jack- 
son, Brenner, Novak (10th ward), Patterson, 
Gary, Fowler, Bos, Beilfuss, Hallstrom, 
Raymer, Morris, Powers. Pettibone, Eisfeldt, 
Werno, Herrmann, Smith, Goldzier. Olson, 
Helm, Minwegen. Williston, Blake (26th 
ward), Keeney, Hackley, Russell, Carey, 
Zeman, Boyd, Eidraann. Badenoch, Nelson, 
Mavor, Jones, Bennett, Corkery, Race, Hun- 
ter— 42. 

i\ra?/s— Ken na, Coughlin, Thompson, Blake 
(5th ward), McCormick, Martin, Fick, Garry, 



Novak (Sfh ward), Hurt, Byrne, Brennan 
(10th ward), Duddleston, Finn, Maypole, 
HmulKkl,Kunz, Johnson, (Jberndorf, Brennan 
(Ibth ward). Con Ion, WullT— 22. 

After debate. Aid. Mavor moved the pas- 
Ka^e of the ordinance as amended. 

The motion prevailed, and the ordinance 
was passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

YeuK — Kenna. Coughlin, Pike. Thompson, 
Ailing, Dixon, Foreman, Jackson, Blake (5th 
ward ), Kent, McCormick, Martin, Brenner, 
Fick, Garry, Novak (8th ward). Hurt, Byrne, 
Novak (KJth ward), Brennan (10th ward), 
Duddleston, Finn, Patterson, Gary, Fowler, 
Maypole, Bos, Beilfuss, Hallstrom, Raymer, 
Smulski, Kunz, Johnson, Oberndorf, Bren- 
nan (ISth ward), Conlon, Morris, Powers, 
Pettibone, Eisfeldt, Werno, Herrmann, 
Smith, Goldzier, Peterson. Olson, Helm, 
Minwegen, Williston, Blake (26th ward), 
Keeney, Wulff, Hackley. Russell, Carey, 
Zeman, Boyd, Eidmann, Badenoch, Nelson, 
Mavor, Jones. Bennett, Corkery, Race, 
Hunter —66. 

Nays — None. 

The following is the ordinance as passed: 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 
of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the following reduc- 
tions be made in the ordinance making appro- 
priations for corporate, school and public 
library purposes for the fiscal year from Jan- 
uary 1, 1900. to December 31, 1900, and passed 
April 4, 1900, and that the heads of depart- 
ments shall furnish to the City Comptroller 
at the earliest possible moment the details of 
the following amounts, showing the specific 
items to be reduced: 

From the Water Fund — 

Department of Pub- 
lic Works $1,647,700 00 

From Fund for Corporate 
Purposes — 

Department of Pub- 
lic Works $1,165,000 00 

Department of Po- 
lice 125,000 00 

Dept. of Health.... 25,000 00 

Fire Department 80,000 00 



October 8,] 



1159 



Board of Local Im- 






orovements $ 


80,000 


00 




T,000 


00 


City Clerk 


2,000 


00 


Department of Elec- 






tricity 


60,000 


00 


Corporat'n Counsel. . 


S,000 


00 




10,000 


00 


Small Parks C@m- 






mission 


85,500 


00 



^1,647,500 00 

• $3,295,200 00 

Section 3, This ordinance shall be in 
force from and after its passage. 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Foreman, 
presented the report of the Committee on 
Judiciary on an ordinance fixing the maxi- 
mum price of gas, deferred and published 
October 1, 1900, page 1127. 

A resolution not to issue any permits to 
the Municipal Gas Company to open streets, 
etc., deferred and published October 1, 1900, 
page 1128, 

A resolution providing for the appoint- 



ment of a committee to memorialize the State 
Legislature for municipal ownership of gas, 
deferred and published October 1, 1900, page 
1129. 

A resolution petitioning the Legislature to 
repeal the frontage gas law, and for an in- 
vestigation of prices charged by the Municipal 
Gas Company, deferred and published October 
1, 1900, page 1130. 

Aid. F©reman moved that the reports be 
made a special order for the next regular 
meeting at 8:30 o'clock P. M. 

The motion prevailed. 

ADJOURNMENT. 

Aid. Foreman moved that the Council do 
now adiourn. 

The motion prevailed. 

And the Council stood adjourned. 




City Clerk 



JOHN F. HIGQINS PBINT 196=8 S. CLARK STREETe OHICAQO, 



October 8.1 1160 1900 



October 15, J 



1161 



[1900 



CITY COUNCIL, 

CHICAGO. 



Regular Meeting, October 15, 1900. 



OFFICIAL RECORD. 

Published by authority of the City Council of the 
City of Chicago, October 19, 1900. 

Present — His Honor, the Mayor, and Aid. 
Kenna, Coughlin, Pike, Thompson. Ailing, 
Dixon, Foreman, Jackson, Blake (.5th ward), 
Kent, McCormick, Martin, Brenner. Fick, 
Garry, Novak (8th ward) , Hurt, Byroe, Novak 
(10th ward), Brennan (10th ward), Finn, 
Patterson, Gary, Fowler. Maypole, Bos, 
Beilfuss, Hallstrom, Raymer, Smulski, Kunz. 
Johnson, Oberndorf, Conlon, Morris, Pow- 
ers, Pettibone, Eisfeldt, Werno, Herrmann, 
Smith, Goldzier, Peterson, Olson, Helm, Min- 
wegen, Butler, Williston, Blake (26th ward), 
Kuester, Keeney, Wulff, Rector. Hackley, 
Russell, Carey, Zeman, Boyd, Eidmann, 
Badenoch, Nelson, Mavor, Jones, Bennett, 
Corkery, Race and Hunter. 

Absent — Aid. Duddleston, Brennan (18th 
ward) , and Watkins. 

MINUTES. 

Aid. Jackson moved that the minutes of 



the regular meeting held October S, 1900, 
be approved without being read. 

The motion prevailed. 

By consent Aldermen Gary and Patterson 
of the Twelfth ward presented a resolution 
on the death of Ex-Ald. White. 

Aid. Patterson moved its adoption hj a ris- 
ing vote. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the resolution as adopted: 

Whereas, This Council has learned with 
deep regret and sorrow of the death of Ex- 
Ald. Alexander White; and 

WherExVS, He was an honorable citizen 
and a faithful and efBcient public official ; 
therefore, be it 

liesolved. That we desire to place on record 
the testimony of our respect for the deceased, 
and hereby tender to his afflicted family and 
friends our sincere and heartfelt sympathy in 
their sad bereavement. 

liesolved. That the City Clerk be directed 



t)i-i<tU)r Ift. I 



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to truiiHiiil copy of thiM pruuinhle and reno- 
lutloii, piupnily niijrn)H>'0(l, to tlit! fiiiiilly of 
1 he <lt<«-(<as('tl. iiiitl to ulso NpiUMid the hutiiu up- 
on till- rucords of tlilH (■otineil. 

ItKI'OHTS <»r CITV ()KI''I<:KI{H. 

His Honor, tlM- Mayor, siilnniltod IiIm rc- 
))orl of r«liMiMos Ironi tlu; Hoiist! of Corroc- 
lioii l'..r tlir \vc»'l< (•Mdin;r ( ),.|„|„T DUli, I'.XH), 

Whicll WHS 

i'lllfftl (III lilc. 



AI,S(», 



Tlie following;' coiiiniiinieiilioM : 

Mayok s Offick. j 
October 15 til, 1 <.♦(»(). f 

To t III IluimrdliJf. tlif ('itij ('oHitril: 

GKNTi.ii.MEN — I herewith submit for your 
information a conununicatioii from City Elee- 
iau Ellicott, show:n,<>- the number of i)ermits 
issued by his department for electric signs 
durinti- the vacation of your Honorable Body, 
and subject to your approval. 

Respectfully, 

Carter H. Harrison, 

M 111/07-. 



Department of Electricity, ) 
CuiCAGO. III., October 10. 1900. ( 

JIou. Ctirter H. I[<irrisou, Jlayor of Chtcago, 
City Hall: 

Dear Sir— During the vacation of the City 
Council street permits were issued by the 
Superintendent of Streets, and countersigned 
by this Department, authorizing the erection of 
electric signs at the following named places — 
each permit being issued subject to the ap- 
proval of the City CouncU. I also enclose a 
properly drawn order for the Council to act 
upon in case you should desire to have it pre- 
.'^ented to the Council. 

Yours truly. 

Edward B. Ellicutt. 

City Electrician. 



the er«ctl(»n of electric; siifiiK, subject to rero- 
CHtlon by til*' Mayor at any lime: 

Slrfet 

Permit. 

Dearborn Hotel. 400 Ktuto st HWiO 

Illinois Elec. Vehicle Co., 17:3 Mlchl(fan 

avenue HOOl 

Boston Morrison Co. Houtheast corner 

ClarU and Madison stroeta KfKi'i 

Harvey Medical InKtitute, H)7 71 Month 

Clark Htn;et H(Wi;{ 

Lion Company, 102 K. North avenue... H»W}4 

W. Housworlh. ir)S 4:{d street Sfinf) 

Chicago Mntoscope Co.. OS E. Madison 

street ' >>7HH 

1. Friend, 200 State street 8070 

Edvv. Weive (Capital). :W4 State street 8772 

A. J. Pixley <fc Co., bsOJ.; S. Clark st.. 8747 

J. R. Thompson. 175 E. Madison st.... 11091 

(old permit. 0021.') 

Irwin Theatre, TA 8 Despiaines street.. 8801 

J. R. Thempson, ]7i5-7E. Randolph .st. 8825 

Sagan & Lyon, 92 State street 8785 

Henry Landgraf. 148 State street 8808 

Frank Brothers, Madison and Halsted. 8881 

Shinner & Carver, 180 Dearborn street 8841 

Aid. Coughlin moved the passage of the 
order in connection with the communication 
of the Mayor. 

The motion prevailed. 



also. 



Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
"Works be and he is hereby directed to issue 
permits to the following named parties for 



The following communication : 

Matc I's Office. ) 
October 15th, 1900. \ 

To tlie Honorable, the City Council: 

Gentlemen — I beg leave to transmit here- 
with a communication addressed to the Board 
of Local Improvements by its Secretarj* , John 
A. May, referring to ths recent decision of 
the Judge of the County Court, requiring the 
city to paj' a certain proportion of all assess- 
ments levied tor public benefits. This decis- 
ion of the County Judge is so far reaching in 
its effects that I would ask your Honorable 
Body to refer this letter and the attached 
communication to the Committee on Finance 
in order that proper means may be devised to 
enable the city to continue the work of im- 
proving streets. 

Respectfully. 

Carter H. Harrison, 

Mayor. 



October 15. J 



11 



63 



[1900 



Board of Local Improvements, ) 
Chicago, 6th October, 190Q. \ 

To Ihe HouorahJe. the Board of Local Im- 
provemenis : 

Gentlemen — I desire to call your attention 
^o the fact that in the latter part of June, or 
the early part of July, when Judge Carter of 
the County. C@urt had before him the matter 
of the confirmation of the assessment for 
paving: Wabash avenue lie ruled, after exten- 
sive arguments on both sides, that the city 
should pay a certain portion of the assess- 
ment as public benefits, and that its propor- 
tionate sh?re of the costs of the iniDrovement 
.■should have been assessed against the city, 
and thereupon ordered the roll recast. He 
also announced in the same decision that that 
ruling would apply to all business and semi- 
business streets. Under the statute, the find- 
ing of the lower court in this regard is abso- 
lute, and no appeal can be taken. 

Since January, 1894, the Commissioner, 
under the old law, and the Superintendent of 
Special Assessments under the new law, has 
assessed the entire cost of the improvement 
upon the property owners. 

In view of the decision of Judge Carter, 
the continuation of the filing of rolls wherein 
the entire cost of the improvement is assessed 
against the property owners, is a waste of 
time and money, and I would respectfully 
recommend that the Board refer this commu- 
nication to the City Council, with a view of 
having the necessary action taken by the 
Council, so as to provide for the payment of 
such portion of the assessment as must be 
assessed against the city for public benefits. 

Respectfully submitted, 

John A. May, 
tiecretary . 

Which was referred to the Committee on 
Finance. 



ALSO, 

A communication submitting claim of the 
John V. Farwell Company for damages sus- 
tained by reason of bursting water pipes in 
Market street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

ALSO 

The following c®mmunication and ordi- 
nance : 



Mayor's Office, I 
October 15, 1900. \ 

To the Ho^torahle, the City Council: 

Gentlemen — Daily for the past few 
weeks the newspapers of this city have pub- 
lished accounts either of lives lost or of 
severe bodily injuries resulting from acci- 
dents at the various grade crossings within 
the city's limits. These accidents are due to 
the fact that the grade crossings are unpro- 
tected either by gates or flagmen or are only 
provided with day flagmen. In a number of 
these cases the accidents have occurred in 
the early evening, just after the day flagmen 
have been withdrawn from duty. 

■ I do not believe the steam railroads of this 
city should be permitted to cross any of the 
city's highways without providing adequate 
means for the protection of the life and limb 
of our citizens, and I would therefore 
recommend the passage of the accompanying 
ordinance. 

Respectfully, 

Carter H. Harrison, 

Mayor. 



AN ordinance 

Requiring the erection and maintenance of 
gates at railway grade crossings in the Citr 
of Chicago. 

Be it ordained by the City Coiaicil oj the City 
of Chicago: 

Section 1. That every railroad company 
or corporation owning, leasing or operating 
any line or lines of railroad whose track or 
tracks shall cross any streets, alleys or public 
ways at grade in the City of Chicago shall 
erect, construct and maintain on each side of 
said tracks gates that shall provide protection 
against injury to persons and property at each 
and every such crossing, which gates on each 
side of said track shall open simultaneously 
and cl©se in the same manner, and at 
all times be operated together. Pro- 
vided, where more than one company owns, 
operates or leases a rftad or roads, whose 
track or tracks cross thl; same street parallel 
with each other where the line or lines of the 
different companies are not farther apart 



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1164 



lliuii folly ( lO) fc«<t. Mild fuiiiparileH KO owii- 
IuiinIii^ or opunitlnt; '^'tid IIikih croHHint; 
saUl HtiTOtM iiuiy pliico two ijiileK, one at oaeh 
slile of fiicli s;ii(l i-ailroiul ci-osHliijf in such 
iiiaiiiHM' thai llic u'lioU* spticu occupiuci hy all 
salt! roads sn oponilcd shall lie enclosed : and 
bolli said jfules when opci atc<| shall be opened 
siiiiiil Iniieously and closed at llic saiiic time. 
And said urates shall he op(!rat(!(l day and 
iii^^ht. 

Si:( rio.N ;i. The jjates rcfuiircd by the pre- 
ceding seclion to he erecti'il shall la; erected 
ami constructed at the sole cost and expense 
of such railroad comi)aiiy. nnder the super- 
vision of the Commissioner of riihiio VV^)rKs, 
within ninety days from the dale of t[ie pas- 
sa{fe of this ordinance, and from the time 
of the completion thereof shall forever there- 
after be kept, operated and maintained by 
such railroad company in proper repair and 
condition at its own cost and expense, and 
without expense or cost to the City of .Chi- 
cago, under the supervision of the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works and to his satis- 
faction. 

Section 8. Any railroad company or cor- 
poration which shall of itself or by or throug-h 
Hny of its agents, servants or employes violate 
or fail to observe any of the foregoing pro- 
(^isious ©f this ordinance shall for each viola- 
tion of or failure to observe said provisions 
be fined in a sum of not less than twenty-five 
dollars (^25.00) nor exceeding two hundred 
dollars (1300.00), to be recovered in any court 
of competent jurisdiction ; and each and 
every day after the expiration of the time 
hereinabove tixed for the erection and 
construction of such gates any such com- 
pany shall fail to provide, operate and main- 
tain any gate as required by this ordinance 
shall constitute a new and distinct offense. 

Section 4. This ordinance shall be in force 
from and after its passage and due publi- 
Gation. 

Which were referred to the Committee on 
Railroads. 



AI.HO. 

'I'Im' followiiif^ (•oiiimiinication and ordi- 
nance : 

Dl'J'AICIMKNr (»!•• I T V, ( 

CmcAcio, III.. ()cl(;b(;r ir»tli. I'.IOO. ( 

7'o ////■ ] h)in>r<ihli . Ilif Miiijiir mi'l l/ir f 'Uij 
I 'uiDii-i/, ( 'ill/ //nil: 

(! i:\Ti, KM h N On .J illy '.M h your lloiif^ralile 
liody passed an ordinance, which appears oi> 
page ISlI of the Council Proceedings of that 
date, to the elTect that during tiie i)ending of 
the repart by tin; Judiciary Committee upott 
a repealing ordinance regarding the erection 
of poles within the city limits, which ordi- 
nance re<|uired the apijioval of lioth Alder 
men representing the wards in which the 
poles were to be erected, 1 tind that it is prac- 
tically impossible to secure the necessary sig- 
natures of the Aldermen within any reason- 
able length of time, and would respectfully 
recjuest that the Council pass the attached 
ordinance. 

Yours truly, 

Ei)W.M{i) B. Ej.licott, 
C<7// J'J/ecirifian . 



Be it ordained by the (Jity CotmclJ. of i/ie City 
of C/iicago: 

Section 1. That, pending the report of 
the Judiciary Committee of the City Council 
upon an ordinance passed by the City 
Council on the 11th day of June. 1900, and 
while the question of the repeal of said ordi- 
nance is under consideration, permits be 
issued by the Department of Public Works 
and the City Electrician for the erection of 
telegraph, telephone or electric light poles 
throughout the City of Chicago outside of 
what is known as the underground district: 
provided, however, that no such permit shalj 
be issued for the erection of any pole or 
poles for telegraph, telephone or electric 
light purposes in any Ward in the City of 
Chicago except with the provision that such 
poles so erected shall be promptly removed 
should they be objectionable to the residents 
of the streets upon Avhich they are erected. 

Section 2. This ©rdinance shall be in force 
and take effect from and after its passage. 



October 15, J 



1165 



[1900 



Aid. Eisfeldt moved its reference to the 
Committee on Gas, Oil and Electric Light. 

The motion prevailed. 



ALSO, 

The following veto message: 

Mayor's Office, ( 
October 15th, 1900. f 

To ihe Honorable, the City Council : 

Gentlemen — 1 herewith return, without 
my approval, an order passed by your Hon- 
orable Body at its last meeting, granting per- 
mission to the Chicago Horse Show Com- 
pany to string banners in certain down- 
town streets, for the reason that it is against 
the policy of this administration to permit 
the stringing of banners, signs, etc., in the 
doAvo-town district. 

Respectfully, 

Cartbk H. Harrison, 

Mavor. 

Aid. Jackson m®ved to recensider the vote 
by which the ordinance referred to in the veto 
message of His Honor, the Mayor, was passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Jackson moved that the ordinance be 
passed, the veto of His Honor, the Mayor, to 
the contrary notwithstanding. 

Tlie iiiGtiou was lost. 



also. 

The following veto message: 

Mayor's Office, ] 
October 15th, 1900. \ 

To tlie Honorable^ the City Council: 

Gentlemen— I herewith return, without 
my approval, an order passed by your Honor- 
able Body at its last meeting, granting per- 
mission to Mr. P. Moore to erect an electric 
sign over the si'dewalk in front of premises 
■located at 171 21st sti'-eet, for the reason that 
the same is against public policy. 

Respectfully, 

Carter H. Harrison, 
Mayor. 

Aid. Foreman moved to reconsider the vote 



by which the order referred to in the 
veto message of His Honor the Mayor was 
passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Foreman moved that the order be 
passed, the veto of His Honor the Mayor, t® 
the contrary notwithstanding. 

The motion was lost. 

The City Comptroller submitted a coir 
munication and statement as follows: 

Department op Finance, ) 
Chicago, October 13, 1900. \ 

To the Ilo7iorable., the Mayor and Alderm&n, 
171 City (Jou7icil Assembled: 

Gentlemen — Referring to my communica- 
tion to your Honorable Body, printed in the 
Ofiicial Record of the Council Proceedings, 
May 14, 1900, page 204. relative to the orders 
entered by the City Council, requiring me as 
Comptroller, to separate the funds of the 
Board of Education into an Educational Ac- 
count and a Building Account on the books' 
of this office, and also directing me as Comp- 
troller to open up on the appropriation 
ledgers of this office a separate account with 
each school site and building, you are re- 
spectfully advised that I herewith submit a 
statement of the Sch ol Tax Fund, 1900, 
Building Account, showing the condition of 
this account and the schools appropriated for 
by your Honorable Body, as of October 
8, 1900. 

^The statement shows the total amoun^. 
available from the tax levy of 1899 of 
12,000,000. less the deductions made on ac- 
count of the Tuley decision of $625,500 to be 
$1,374,500. Of this amount your Honorable 
Body has authorized by appropriations for 
separate schools, the total sum of $1,314,618.4] , 
to be set aside for tiie schools specified, leav- 
ing the balance now available for appropria- 
tion out of the Building Account. $59,851.59. 

The statement shows in- detail the names oi 
the schools, the appropriation authorized bj 
the City Council or the balance thereof as 
returned by the Board ®f Education, the 
amount expended on each school, and the 
unexpended balance on each school. 

Very respectfully, 

Wm. D. Kerfoot, 

Com2:)troller. 



Octol>er ) 



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HT/TEMENT OK SlHOOI, I A X KIM) I'.MKI, HI II.DINci ACCOl'ST. 
/ 'finjiprii/iriuli < 'ridil. 

Tax levy \SW ♦•J.(MH),n()() (M) 

Less litHluctiwii Hccomit Tuley decision r)'i.'),r>(K) 00 



*l,:i74.r)(K) (M) 



Detluc-t chuiifes ns Itomi/.ed below 

lijilttiuH? aviillalile for nppro|)riatu>n 

I' nexpeiidctl halniices Jan. 1, I'.tOO. as per report of Hoard of Kducation 



SchoofK— 



A i>i>ro]>rtated. 



Sc'liiicider $ 

La fay ft te : 

( '. W. Enrle *:{O.O.Si 00 

Additional Council order June 25. . . 12.500 00 



West Pullman 

Madison Arenue 

Auburn Park 5;25.(»00 UO 

Additional Council order June 25 20.000 00 



U. A. Wallace High. . . 5^72.074 54 

Addititinal Council order June 25 ;30,000 00 



Darwin >'4 1.472 50 

Additional Council order June 25. .. . 12.000 00 



George Dewey >-33.082 70 

Additional Council order June 25 10,000 00 



Calumet avenue and 2Gth street >'51.<525 00 

Additional Council order June 25 10.000 00 



Dore >o0,773 00 

Additional Council order June25. . . . 16,500 00 



Prescott 

Additional Council order June 25. 



.slO.eit) 30 
. 21. (XK) 00 



Unexpended balance January 1. 1900. as per 
repost of Board of Education— 

Thirty-third place and South Morgan site 

Union avenue and 101st street site 

Motley 

McPherson 

Transfer ef amounts charged by Comp- 
troller to individual schools, but by 
Board of Education to permanent im- 
provements— 

Moseiey 

Carter 

South Division High 

Carpenter 

Longwood Branch 

Roseland Branch 

Washington 

Audobon ^ 

Belle Plaine -S 213 30 

Additional Council order. June 25 110.000 00 



1,033 M 
l.«i57 15 



42,582 m 
10.033 25 
19,413 25 



45,000 00 
1(>2.074 54 
53,472 50 
43-082 70 
61,625 Oa 
67,273 00 
31,616 :30 



95.000 OO 
45,000 00 
737 05- 
7.626 45 



4 75 
25 30 
55 00 
75 00 
46 25 
91 00 
665 00 
i27 60 



110,213 3a 



6S4 20 * 
1 ,657 15 



^22,947 17 
11.047 71 

12,038 68 



9(X) 53 
2^.422 36 
45.470 66 
12.547 15 
32.822 39 

123 29 
14.175 3L 



2.443 11 
397 04 
737 05 
615 62 



4 75 
25 30 
55 00 
75 00 
46 25 
91 00 
665 00 
427 60 



213 30 



.V»9.851 5'^ 

rnfXjtended 
linhtnce. 
9H5 64 



19,634 83 
4,985 54 
7.374 57 



44.01i9 47 
74.252 IS 
s.OOl 84 
30.5a5 55 
2S.802 61 
67,149 71 
17.440 99 



02,556 S9 
44.602 96^ 

7.010 sa 



110.000 OO 



October 15, J 1167 [1900 

Unexpended 

Schools — Appropriated. Expended. Balance. 

Ravens wood ^ 405 20 $ 405 20 

Bancroft ^59 00 59 00 

Chase 136 00 136 00 

Adams ' 45 00 45 00 

Cooper 30 CO 30 00 

Goudy 110 00 110 00 

Fallon , 72 80 72 80 

Farren 34 00 34 00 

Normal Practice $ 500 00 

Additional Council order, June 25 6,500 00 

T,000 00 4,242 44 2,757 56 

O'Toole $ 397 50 

O'Toole 513 88 

911 38 911 38 

Jirka 59 00 59 00 

Gresham 524 10 524 10 

Parkman 395 00 395 00 

Hendricks 808 70 808 70 

Worthy 2,913 50 2,913 50 

Oak Ridge 500 00 500 00 

Lake View High 55 00 55 00 

Walsh 60 00 60 00 

Hoyne 60 00 60 00 

Foster 60 00 60 00 

Garfield 60 00 60 00 

Smyth 60 00 60 00 

Pullman 97 00 97 00 

April 16, Kominski site $ 437 50 

March 5, Kominski site 437 50 

August 9, Kominski site 437 50 

1,312 50 1.312 50 



Unexpended balances January 1, 1900, 
omitted from statement by School 
Board, Comptroller, Document No. 
17631— 

Permanent improvements (See Council Pro- 
ceedings May 21, page 350) 

Maxwell Street Site (See Council Proceedings 
June 18, pages 558-9 j 

Additional Appropriations for New Build- 
ings (Council Order, June 25, pages 
739-742)— 

Von Humboldt $ 

Eugene Field 

W. S. Schley 

Eighty-third Street 

Loomis and 53d Street 

Avondale 

Fern wood .... 

Marshall 

Spauldins: and 53d street 

Selwyn avenue and West Cullum 

Calumet avenue and 42d street 



100,000 00 72,479 14 27,520 86 

40,000 00 37,500 00 2,500 00 



2,100 00 2,100 00 

5,500 00 $ 3,600 00 1,899 98 

43,500 00 7,432 00 36,068 00 

100,000 00 100,000 00 

130,000 00 130,000 GO 

20,000 00 20,000 00 

5,000 00 5,000 00 

25,000 00 25,000 00 

5,000 00 781 25 4.218 75 

20,000 00 20,000 00 

30,000 00 30,000 00 



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AiUlltlomil ApproptlHlloris for Hchoot SlteH 
(Council Onlcr. NovcmhtT ','7. ls««». 

I 'iifxj)en<l' tl 

Sfftoulu A fi/iVo/irlntfff . Kxifmhil . liaUinre 

Hun isoii School site «ii •■,.!.>:»() (M) 

Addltioiuil Council Onlcr, Jaiiuiirj 

IS, I'.MIO S.O(M) (M) 

* li4.2r)() (M» * ?>4.!i:)() (M) $ 

Kol)urt Knimctt Mr;mch (Council Record, June 

HUM). pn<,'c 771 ) 1,!300 (M) 



rropcrly tuljoinin^r site W. S. Sclilcy Hcliool 

(Council Hccord. June VMX). pa^rc 7:i3) 1. :}()() 00 



1,:J00 00 



$ ],:^14,(>4S 41 * a4b,H4'J 05 ^ im5.79S 76 



I ' iiapi»i (>|M iate(i l)a lance . . . . 
Cncxpendccl appiopriatiotis. 



1)05.798 70 



I nexpeiuled Imlance of fund $ l.(J25,050 35 

Which was referred to the Committee on Schools. 



The Commissioner of Public Works sub- 
mitted the follovvins: communication and 
order: 

DEl'AltTMENT OK Pl HI.IC WOUKS. ) 

Chicago. October 11. 1900. ) 
To the Honorable, the JIayor and the City 
('oii)icil : 

Genti.emex- -The Cit3' Engineer reports 
the viaduct on Halsted street over the ri^ht 
of Avay of the Union Stock Yards Transit Co. 
to be in need of repair, and that the preserva- 
tion of the structure recjuires that it should 
be immediately painted. I therefore suggrest 
the passage of the following order- 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lie Works be and be is hereby directed to 
compel the Union Stock Yards Transit Co. to 
repair the sidewalk and paint the iron struc- 
ture of the viaduct over their tracks on South 
Halstod street, near 39th street. 

Very respectfully, 

L. E. McGaxx. 

Commiasioiier. 

Aid. Foreman moved the passage of the or- 
der in connection with the communication. 

The motion prevailed. 

The Secretary of the Board of Local Im- 
provements submitted the following commu- 
nicatien : 

Board of Local Impeovements, \ 
Chicago, October 1900. f 

Hon. Carter H. Harrison, Mayor: 

Dear Sir— At the meeting of the City 



Council October 8th, among the other Depart" 
ments considered in the order reducing the 
appropriations, it was ordered that the up. 
propriation for the Board of Local Improve- 
ments be reduced §80.000.00. 

Permit me to call yoar attention t© the fact 
that on November 1st the balance remaining 
to the credit of the Board of Local Improve- 
ment Fund will be S89. 757.82. A reduction 
of S80.000,00 will leaver only ?9.757.82 to the 
credit of the Board of Local Improvement 
Fund with which to conduct the atlairs of 
the Department during the months of Novem- 
ber una December. This of course means 
practically the closing up of the Special As- 
sessment Department. Sewer. Street and City 
Engineer's Department so far as the Board of 
Local Improvement work is concerned. 

If the order of the Council Avas amended 
and modified so as to make the reduction as 
to the Board of Local Improrements §50.000 
instead of SSO.OOO the work of the Board 
would not be materially affected. 

Our purpose in transmitting this communi- 
cation is so that the complete facts may be 
before the Council to guide them in such fur- 
ther consideration of the matter herein re- 
ferred to as they may desire to give the sub- 
ject. 

Respectfully submitted. 

John A. Mat. 

Secj'etary. 

Which was referred to the Committee on 
Finance. 



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1169 



[1900 



ALSO, 

The following: communication : 

BoAED OF Local Improvements. ) 
Chicago, October 15th, 1900. \ 

Hon. Carter H. Harrison. Mayor, and Jlern- 
l>ers of the City Council: 

Gentlemen— At the meeting of the City 
Council, October Sth. as shown on page No. 
1147 of the Council Proceedings. Aid. Fowler 
presented an order directing that "The Board 
of Local Improvements be and they are here- 
lay directed to comply at once with the Coun- 
cil ©rder as published on pages Nos. 494 and 
495. Council Proceedings. June 11th, 1900."" 

We beg to call your attention to the Coun- 
cil Proceedings of June 25th, commencing at 
page No. 669 and extending to page No. 688. 
showing the compliance with the order of 
the Council referred to. If this does not 
fully comply with the order, we would re- 
quest that 3'ou notify iis in what particular 
the same is not complied with. 

Respectfully submitted. 

John A. May. 

Secretary. 

TVhich was placed on file. 



ALSO. 

The following communication: 

Board of Local Improvements, ) 
Chicago. Octeber 15th, 1900. ^ 

Hon. Carter H. Harrison., J/ayor., ayid Jlern- 
hers of the City Council: 

Gentlemen — In accordance with the order 
passed by your Honorable Body October Sth. 
as shown on Page No. 1147 of the Council 
Proceedings, directing that the Commissioner 
of Public Works have a careful and thorough 
test made of the cement and brick now being 
used on Wood street, in the Twelfth Ward, 
by a competent person not in the employ of 
the city, etc.. I beg leave to report that the 
Board of Local Improvements, pursuant to 
this order, have employed General William 
Sooy Smith to make an examination, test 
and report as to the cement, and that we 
have also employed the L'niversity of Illinois, 
located at Champaign, to make an analysis 
and test of the bricks. 

The fees of General Smith will be ?100 and 



some small incidental expenses such as ex- 
pressage, services of a chemist, etc.. not in- 
cluded in the above amount. General Smith 
has been instructed to forward the brick to 
the University of Illinois, but we are not 
advised as to what the charges for testing 
the same will be. 

The Board of Local Improvements has no 
fund under its jurisdiction or control out of 
which these expenses can be paid. We 
therefore respectfullv request that your 
Honorable Body confirm the appointments as 
made and the steps taken by the Board of 
Local Improvements in this respect, so that 
the bills may be properly audited when 
presented. 

Respectfully submitted, 

John A. Mat, 

Secretary. 

Aid. Blake f26th ward) moved to concur in 
the appointments as indicated in the com- 
munication. 

The motion prevailed. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a report and ordinance repealing an 
ordinance for improvement of alleys between 
Paulina. Marshfield. Congress and Van Buren. 

By unanimous consent, on motion @f Aid. 
Patterson, the ordinance was put upon its 
passage and passed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows: 

j Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Pike. Thompson, 

j Ailing, Dixon, Foreman, Jackson, Blake (5th 
ward), Kent. McCormick. Martin, Brenner, 

I Fick. Garry, Novak (Sth ward). Hurt, Byrne, 

j Novak (10th wardj, Brennan (10th ward), 
Finn, Patterson, Gary. Fowler, Maypole, Bos, 

; Bellfuss. Hallstrom, Raymer.Smulski, Kunz, 
Johnson. Oberndorf, Conlon, Morris, Powers, 
Pettibone. Eisfeldt. Werno. Herrmann, 
Smith, Goldzier. Peterson. Olson, Helm. 

I Minwegen. Butler. Williston, Blake (26th 
ward). Kuester, Keeney. Wulff, Rector 
Hackley. Russell. Carey. Zemau. Boyd. Eid- 

. mann, Badenoch. Nelson. Mavor. Jones. Ben- 

, nett, Corkery. Race. Hunter — 67. 

i 

Xays — None, 
i The following is the ordinance as passed: 



(Jctobcr J 



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f lUOU 



\ N I HI 1>1 N \ Nt i: 

Kcpculiin; an oiiliiiiincc for llie iiiipruvuinent 
of the alloyh 'jetweeii rauliiia htreot. Marhh- 
lirlil avtMiiM', \Vt!st ('•iit'rcKK streot atiti Went 
\'Hn llurcn stiiH't. In llie City of (Mijcair<>. 
County of Cook aiitl State of Illinois. 

Jk it ordaimd by the City Council of tlir City 
of Chii'(i(/u : 

8ECTKIX 1. That the onlinanee entitled 
An onlinanee for the improvement, curb- 
in;:. ^M-adinp and ))!ivin;: of the alleys be- 
tween Paulina street. Mar.shiieUl avenue. 
West Con^^ress .'^treet and West Van Buren 
street." passed June 1st, A. D. 1892, be and 
the same is hereby repealed, and that the as- 
.sessment made under the provisions of said 
ordinance, Docket No. 14380 in the County 
Court of Cook County. Illinois, be and the 
same is herel>y annulled. 

Section ;2. This ordinance shall be in 
force from and after its passa<re. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance repealing an ordi- 
nance for improving allevs between Throop. 
Loomis. Van Buren and Coui^ress streets. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Gary, the ©rdinauce was put upon its passaj^e 
and passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

r<rt.s— Kenna. Coughliu. Pike. Thompson. 
Ailing. Dixon. Foreman. Jackson, Blake loth 
ward), Kent. McCormick, Martin. Brenner, 
Pick, Garry, Novak (Stli ward). Hurt, Byrne, 
Novak (lOtb ward). Brennan (10th ward), 
Finn, Patterson. Gary, Fowler. Maypole, Bos, 
Beilfuss, Hallstrom, Raymer, Smnlski, Kunz. 
Johnson. Oberndorf. Conlon. Morris. Powers, 
Pettibone. Eisfeldt. Weruo. Herrmann. 
Smith. Goldzier, Peterson. Olson, Helm. 
Miuwegen. Butler. Williston. Blake (26tli 
ward), Kuester. Keeney, Wulff. Rector. 
Hackley. Russell, Carey, Zeman. Boyd, Eid- 
mann. Badenoch. Nelson. Mavor, Jones. Ben- 
nett, Corkery. Race. Hunter — i3T. 

Xa)j!< — None. 



The followlntf is the ordinunce as passed: 

AN OUIllNANCR 

Itepealln^: nii ordinance for a the improve- 
MMdt of the alleys l»etween Throwp street. 
Loomis street. Van Huren street and Con- 
gress street, in the City of (Jhicugo, County 
' of Cook an<l State i)f Illinois. 

JJe it ordilinnl Itij I In- (iti/ ('otmrll uf the i'ity 
' of ( 'liiitiijii: 

Suction 1. 'i'hat the ordinance entitled 
''An ordinance for the improvement fcurl>- 
ing. grading and paving) of the alleys be- 
tween Throop street, Loomis street. Van 
Buren street and Congress street." passed 
June 6th, A. D. 1892. be and the same is 
hereby repealed, and that the assessment 
made under the provisions of said ordinance. 
Docket No. 14287 in the County Court of 
Cook County, Illinois, he atid the same is 
hereby annulled. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in 
force from and after its passage. 

I 
I 

! 

A report and ordinance repealing an ordi- 
nance for improving alley between Leavitt. 
Oakley. Austin and Ferdinand. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Finn, the ordinance was put upon its passage 
and passed by yeas and nays as follows. 

5>a.s— Kenna. Coughlin. Pike. Thompson. 
Ailing. Dixon, Foreman, Jackson. Blake foth 
ward), Kent, McCormick, Martin. Brenner, 
Fick, Garry, No%ak (Sth ward). Hurt. Byrne, 
Novak (10th ward). Brennan ( lOtli ward)^ 
Finn. Patterson, Gary. Fowler. Maypole, Bos, 
Beilfuss. Hallstrom. Ram mer. Smulski. Kunz. 
Johnson. Oberndorf. Conion, Morris. Powers, 
Pettibone. Eisfeldt, Werno. Herrmann, 
Smith, Goldzier. Peterson. Olson, Heim, 
Minwegan, Butler, Williston. Blake (2t)th 
ward). Kuester. Keeney. Wulff, Rector, 
Hackley. Russell, Carey. Zeman, Boyd, Eid- 
mann, Badenoch, Nelson, Mavor. Jones. Ben- 
nett, Corkery, Race. Hunter — 67. 

Xays — None. 



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[190O 



The following is the ordinance as passed : 

AN ORDINANCE 

Repealing an ordinance for the improvement 
of the alley feetween Leavitt street, Oakley 
avenue, Austin avenue and Ferdinand 
street, in the City ©f Chicago, County of 
Cook and State of Illinois. 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 
of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the ordinance entitled 
''An ordinance for the improving, curbing, 
grading and paving of the alley between 
Leavitt street, Oakley avenue, Austin avenue 
and Ferdinand street," passed July 14th, 
A. D. 1893, be and the same is hereby re- 
pealed, and that the assessment made under 
the provisions of said ordinance, confirmed 
October 13th, A. D. 1898, Warrant No. 18013, 
be and the same is hereby annulled. 

Section 2. That the City Comptroller be, 
and he is hereby directed to refund all 
money paid on account of said Warrant No. 
18013, upon the presentation of the original 
receipts for the same. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall be in 
force from and after its passage. 



PETITIONS, communications AND ORDI 
NANCES. 

Aid. Race presented an order to reduce 
the cut in the appropriation bill for the 
Thirty-fifth Ward to $1,000, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Race moved to reconsider the vote by 
which an ordinance reducing the appropria- 
tion ordinance for 1900 was passed on October 
8, 1900, page 1158. 

Aid. Mavor moved to lay the motion to 
reconsider on the table. 

The motion to table prevailed. 

Aid. Race presented the claims of T. A. 
Snow for refund of money advanced for 



water mains and Susie Tingley for personal, 
injuries, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Hunter presented the claim of the Cic- 
ero Light, Heat and Power Company for 
lighting streets, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid, Corkery presented the claim of John- 
R. Pierson for damage to horse and wa.on.. 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Bennett presented the claim of Jennj' 
Edman for personal injuries; claim of Rose- 
Stevens for personal injuries; claim of Louis 
Kuhert for rebate of water tax (placed on 
file), and the claim of Ira B. Cook for abate- 
ment of special assessment, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Bennett presented an ordinance grant- 
ing the Chicago Pneumatic Service Company 
certain rights and privileges in regard. tO' 
pneumatic tubes, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Judiciarj-. 

Aid. Bennett presented a petition and an or- 
der for maeadamizing Minervia ovenue, from 
65th street to 67th street, which was 

Referred to the Board of Local Improve- 
ments. 

Aid. Jones presented orders- for cement 
sidewalks on Railroad avenue, from 79th 
street to 83d street, and on both sides of 
Union avenue, from- Railroad avenue to 84th 
street, which were 

Referred to the Board of Local Improve- 
ments. 

Aid. Mavor presented the claims of Ed- 
wards and Ward and Herman Mueller for 
work done at the Chicago Avenue Pumping 
Station, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 
Aid. Mavor presented the following ©rder: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public- 
W^orksbe and he is hereby instructed to issue 
a permit to Frank P. Epps to lay a water 
pipe in alley east of Grand boulevard south 
of 50th street in accordance with the rules of 
the Department of Public Works. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed,. 



1 im) 



Aid. HmltMKX'h prfsentfd the ftillowlnjf or- 
der : 

Orderrtl, Tlint llir ( '(Jiiiinisslonor of I'ub- 
Jlc Works bo and ho Is linrfby directed to 
issue penult to Frank Halter to construct 
<MMiM'tit steps to coiitiecl street with sldewiilk 
III corner of »»r)lh street and Itoss avenue; 
said steps to he six feet wide and sui)ject to 
upprova) l»y the C'ommissionei' <»f I'lihlic 
^Vorks. 

AVhich i>n motion, duly i)ussed. 

Aid. lioyd presented the claim of Frances 
Welles Shepard for rebate water tax, 
^Thich was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Carey presented an ordinance in favor 
of Schwarzschild & Sulzberger Company for 
a viaduct or chute across Ashland avenue, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Street.s and 
Alleys, S. D 

Aid. Rector presented orders for improving 
(macadam) Grand avenue, f rom • 40th t© 
North avenues ; 44th avenue, from Colorado 
avenue to Madison street, and from 40th to 
4Sth avenues: and a system of streets, to-wit: 
Harvard. Polk. Lexington, Flournoy and 
Harrison streets and 4Tth avenue, which were 

Referred to the Board of Local Improve- 
ments. 

Aid. Keeuey presented the following 
order : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
advertise and let by contract the laying of 
cast iron water supply pipes, and abandoning 
the wooden pipes in sundry streets in Nor- 
wood Park, to-wit: 

1. Circle avenue, from Norwood place to 
Norwood place. 

-2. Crescent avenue, from Circle avenue to 
Myrtle avenue. 

3. Ceylon avenue, from Crescent avenue 
to Circle avenue. 

4. Ceylon" avenue, from Crescent avenue 
TO Avondaie avenue. 

5. Mulberry avenue, from Crescent ave- 
nue to Circle avenue. 

0. Myrtle avenue, from Crescent avenue 
to Circle avenue. 



7. Avondalo avenue, from Ceylon avenue 
to Lincoln |)lace. produced. 

H. Walnut avenue, from Circle avenue to 
Clan-ndon Htreet. 

Norwood place, from Circle avenue, 
eastward 425 feet. 

10. Ceylon avenue, from Av»n«lale avenue 
to Norwood i^irk avenue. 

11. Norw(K)d Park avenue, from Lincoln 
place to Ceylon avenue. 

12. Lincoln j)lace. from Norwood avenue 
eastward 4:iO feet. 

]:{. Set otie {\) four (4; inch valve on 
Hobart avenue on south line of Avondaie 
avenue. 

14. Set »ne (1) four (4) Inch valve on 
Hobart avenue on south line of Grant street. 

lo. Set one (1) four (4; Inch valve on 
I Hobart avenue on west line of Circle avenue. 

Ifi. Set on« (1) four (4) inch valve on Peck 
court on west line of Circle avenue. 

The contractor to wait payment for this 
: work until the mone\' is available from an 
! appropriation to be made in 1901 for this pur- 
j pose. 

i Which was referre I to the Committee on 
' Finance. 

Aid. Keeney presented the claim of Gerts, 
! Lumbard & Co. for material furnished, 
whicli was 

' Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

i Aid. WullI presented orders for sidewalks 
on Gunderson. 52nd, 53rd. Ainsley. Elston. 
I Lyndale, Central Park and Humboldt ave- 
j nues, West Dakim (with petition), Ballou. 
j Dickens. North 54th and Strong streets, and 
! for opening of an alley between Irving Park 
! boulevard. Byron street. 42nd and 43rd ave- 
nues, which were 

Referred to the Board of liOcal Improve- 
ments. 

Aid. Wulflf presented an order for water 
I pipe in w-est side of Humboldt boulevard, be- 
I tween Palmer place and Fullerton avenue. 
Avhich was 

Referred to the Commissioner of Public 
j Works. 

Aid. Blake (26th ward) presented an order 



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for issuance of a duplicate voucher to Nicho- 
las Wagner for rent due from the city, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Blake (26th ward) presented an order 
for improving with macadam Nelson street, 
from Perry avenue to East Ravenswood Park 
(petition attached), which was 

Referred to the Board of Local Improve- 
ments. 

Aid. Blake (26th ward) presented the fol- 
lowing order : 

Ordered, That the City Electrician place a 
fire box at the corner of Belle Plaine avenue 
and Leavitt street, also on Diversey boule- 
vard west of the Chicago and Northwestern 
Railroad tracks. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Butler presented a petition and order 
for paving (asphalt) Briar place, from 
Eyanston avenue to Halsted street, which 
were 

Referred t© the Board of Local Improve- 
ments. 

Aid. Butler presented the following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
issue a permit to the Minuet Club to string, 
for thirty days from this date, a banner 
across Lincoln avenue, from the southeast 
c©rner of Wrightwood avenue, under the 
direction of the Board of Public Works, 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Herrmann presented the following 
orders : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he Is hereby directed to 
place a 6-inch water main in Fl©rimond 
street, from W§lls street to North Park ave- 
nue (one block), in place ©f the present 4- 
inch pipe, which is entirely inadequate. This 
street is about to be paved, the contract hay- 
ing just been let. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
issue a permit to the owners on Florimond 
street, between North Park avenue and Wells 
street, to pave. said street by private contract 
with an asphalt pavement consisting of a six- 
inch base of concrete made with Utica ce 



ment, binder and top each \^ inches thick.. 
Said pavement to be guaranteed for ten (10) 
years. 

Which were, ©n motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Powers presented the following order: 

Ordered, That all departments of the city- 
be closed at 1 o'clock Tuesday, Get. 16, 1900 
(except the Police, Health, Electrical and 
Fire Departments) , on account of registration „ 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Morris presented the following order: 

Ordered, That tiie Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to- 
issue a permit to A. Lazor, 295 West 12th 
street, to erect cigar sign in front of his,- 
place of business. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed,. 

Aid. Smulki presented the following' reso- 
lution- 

Whereas, The management and adminis- 
tration of the affairs and business of the City 
of Chicago and its different departments 
should be conducted on the same principles, 
as any large business employing thousands of 
employes ; and with a view of securing 
economy, efficiency and official integrity 
among the heads ©f departments and their- 
suboruinates and to keep the expenditures of. 
the city within its income, and in order that 
before the next appropriation bill is passed, 
for the year 1901, the Finance Committee be 
given such information as will guide them in 
determining how the best interests of the 
City of Chicago and its citizens may be 
properly conserved and the best results ob- 
tained with the city's money which is to be 
expended during the j^ea-r 1901 ; therefore 
be it 

Resolved, By the City Council of the City 
of Chicago that His Honor, the Mayor, ap-- 
point a Committee of five persons, three of 
whom shall be members of this body and the^ 
other two be persons connected with and in 
control of some large financial or business 
: establishment and familiar with the manage- 
ment of large interests, to examine into and 
investigate each department of the City of 
Chicago, except the Police and Fire Depart- 
ments, including the number of persons 
therein employed, the work by them per- 
I formed, etc., and the needs of each such de- 
I partraent, and repert to this body not later 



1174 



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tliHii February Ut. ItOl. their concluHlons I 
iintl r»T«iinnu«ndatlon» in the premlhe*. I 

Which was. afier (Ichati*. referred i<. tlic 
<.'omiiiitlee im Jiuilciary. 

Aid. SmulMkI pre&enteil the claiiiis of S. 
Al/.ewski, U. Hansen and I^mis Havlik for 
Tebates on butchers' Ucenses, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Hallstroin presented an order for 
water service pipes in Humboldt boulevard, 
from California to Albany avenues, which 
•was 

Referred to the Board of Local Iinprove- 
raents. 

Aid. Maypole presented an order for 
voucher to owner of Warrants No. *2'i4S7 and 
-••i3^t). for lavinjj drains and water service 
pipe, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Fowler presented an order relating to 
the adoption of a standard wheelbarrow by 
the city, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Special As- 
siessment. 

Aid. Fowler presented an order: 

Ordered, That the Board of Local Improve- 
ments comply with the order on page 1147, 
under date of October Sth. IWO. this order is j 
occasioned by the communication from that j 
body on pag-e 669. which suggest that the ! 
order of June 11th. 1900. \yas not fully com- 
plied with. 

Which was. on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Patterson presented an order for 
paving (cedar block) first alley south of j 
Lexington street, from Campbell avenue to | 
Rockwell street, which was 

Referred to the Board of Local Improve- 
menta 

Aid. Gary presented the following orders: 

Ordered. That the Commissioner of Pub- j 
lie Works be and he is hereby directed to ; 
order the Union Traction Company to pave i 
its right of "way on West Madison street, i 
between Rockwell street and Western ave- 
nue. with asphalt, in conformity with the 
paving of the adjacent part of said Madison 
street. 

Ordfred. That The owner or owners of the 1 



property southwest corner of Blonroa street 
and Cuiiipbell avenae t>e re(|ulrc<l to place 
their feiK e on Monroe street hide back to lot 
line and reset their hidcwalk to correapoad 
t» balance of the sidewalks on said street. 

Whicli were, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Finn presented the following order: 

WiiKUKAS. There is a ireneral demand 
ainontr the rank and llle of the Police De- 
j)Hrtiiient to have the system of paying 
salaries changed from onc« a month to twice 
a month with the hope that the metnt)er8 
may be saved the embarrassment of borrow- 
ing money at exhorbitant rates; therefore 
be it 

Ordiired. That the City Council's Police 
Committee confer with the City Comptroller 
and the City Treasurer on the feasibility of 
acceding to their reciuest. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Finn presented an order for paving 
alleys between Ashland avenue, Lowell place. 
Polk and Taylor streets, which was 

Referred to the Board of Local Improve- 
ments. 

Aid. Novak iioth ward) presented the fol- 
lowing order: 

Ordered. That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
advertise and let contract for furnishing and 
laying a 6-inch water pipe in Springfield ave- 
nue, from West 26th street to West "ZSth 
street, the contractor to wait for the pay of 
same until the City Council shall have appro- 
priated money for this improvement. 

Which was. on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Brenaan (lUth ward) presented the 
claims of B. Chada for special assessment 
rebate and Protection B. and L. Association 
for water tax rebate, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Novak ( Sth ward i presented a resolu- 
tion against granting further permits for 
banners, signs, etc.. in the down town dis- 
trict, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary. 

Aid. Novak (Sth ward) presented an order 
for issuance of a voucher to Jos. Vlasaty. 
account of water supply pipe, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



October 15. j 



1175 



[1900 



Aid. McCormick presented claims of 
Daniel F. Keena for services, Alice T. 
O'Brien for special assessment rebate, which 
were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 
Aid. Martin presented the following order: 

Ordered^ That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to have a fire alarm box 
erected at the southwest corner of Lyman 
and Loomis streets. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Kent presented the claim of. owner of 
premises. 2100 and 2106 Clark street, for de- 
crease ©f water tax. which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Kent presented the following- order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
issue a permit to John Murray t© string a 
banner across Wallace street, from 2618 to 
2619 Wallace street, the same to be removed 
at any time by the order of the Mayor. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Ailing presented an order for payment 
of special assessment rebate to M. Frank, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Pike presented the following ®rdi- 
nance : 

Be it ordaified by the City Coimcil of the City 
of Chicago: 

Section 1. That pemnission and authority 
be and they are hereby granted to the Hyde 
Park District Telegraph and Electric Com- 
pany, its assigns, successors and lessees, to 
construct, maintain, repair and operate in the 
streets, avenues, alleys and tunnels and other 
public places Avithin the present corporate 
limits of the City of Chicago for and during 
the next twenty-five (25) years from the pas- 
sage of this ordinance, such lines of cenduits. 
poles and wires, or other conductors, and in 
addition thereto all necessary service wires or 
conductors that may be required for the 
transmission of sounds, signals and intelli- 
gence by means of electricity or otherwise. 



Section 2. All lines of wires or conduc- 
tors shall be placed underground in approved 
conduits, within that part of the city bounded 
on the north by Fullerton avenue, on the 
west by Western avenue to 22d street ; thence 
east on 22d street to Halsted street; thence 
south on Halsted street to 39th street, the 
present north bbundry of the existing ordi- 
nance of the company: thence east ©n 39th 
street to Lake Michigan, and the company 
may erect and maintain such poles, lines and 
wires as may be necessary for the purpose @f 
transmitting sounds, signals and intelligence 
to and from all points outside of the district 
as above bounded using such streets, alleys 
or other public places as may be necessary. 
N o poles, however, to be erected along any 
public street that has been approved with a 
permanent form of paving. The right to use 
the top cross arm of each pole, and the use 
of one duct in each conduit shall be given to 
the city for the accommodation of its own 
wires. 

Section 8. For the purpose of distribu- 
tion, the company may bring its wires to the 
surface once in each four blocks of street, in 
the section where underground work is re- 
quired, and maintain the same overhead by 
means of poles placed in alleys, or by plac- 
ing wires on buildings, the consent of the 
property owners first having been obtained 
for such use of buildings. 

Section 4. Whenever it may be necessary 
to open any street to install, maintain or re- 
pair any property of the company, the com- 
pany shall apply for, and the Commissioner 
of Public Works shall issue, a permit to the 
company in accordance with the provisions 
of this ordinance. A suitable deposit shall 
be made with each application, to cover any 
neglect of the company in restoring the street 
to its previous condition, and after five days' 
notice of defective condition of repairing, the 
Commissioner of Public Works shall proceed 
to properly repave any opening made, paying 



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for huint' li'iMii till' ilcposlu intuh- by the com- 
puny. 

Kkction .'i. ShUI ('(iiiipiiiiy slinll not diui'tfo 
for tho use of au.v tcloplione within the city 
limitK II Inr^^cr sum pcT aniiuin than ^m*>.(M) 
for u business purp(»se, *.")() (M) for ii l esidence 
Hntl ^l*iri.(M) where a elmrjje is made ©r the 
U'eiiPral piiMic is allowed to use the instru- 
ment. Or a eiiarge may be made for eacli 
use of the instrument, but the a^';ri'e;,'ate of 
such eliar(;e niust not exeeed tlie yearly 
rental above prescribed for the different pur- 
poses the telephones are installed. The com- 
pany shall install within live years from the 
date hereof at least 2,000 telephones, and fur- 
nish prompt, eflicient service to at least 2.000 
subscribers. In the event of failini; to fur- 
nish such servise. this ordinance shall be null 
and void, together with all existinj? ri<?hts by 
ordinance, and the entire i)lant of the com- 
pany shall be forfeited to the City of Chi- 
caj^o. 

Section' O. In consideration for privileges 
herein granted the said company shall paj' to 
the Comptroller of the City of Chicago annu- 
ally a sum equal to three per cent of its 
gross receipts for each of the first five years, 
five per cent for each of the next ten years, 
and seven per cent (7'. ) for each of the next 
ten years. No other compensation will be 
exacted. The books of the company shall be 
open to the inspection of the Comptroller of 
the city, and the payments of compensation 
shall be made under a sworn statement of a 
proper official of said company. 

Section 7. Before any construction work 
is commenced the said company shall execute 
to the City of Chicago a bond in the sum of 
-525,000.00 to protect the city from suits for 
damages caused by carelessness of the com- 
pany or its employees. Said bond and 
sureties to be acceptable to the Mayor and 
Comptroller of the city. 

Section S. This ordinance shall be in 



ctTect from and after 1th passttife and the 
written acceptance by Kuid company. 

U liich was referretl to the Committee on 
(Jus. Oil and Klectric Light. 

Aid. C(»ughlin presented the claim of L. 
Ii. Tayl<»r for water tax rebate, which was 

Referred u> the (Committee on Finance. 

AkI. Coutfhlin presented an order to per- 
mit l-'incus Cohen to remadel store front, 
which was 

Referred to the ( ommittee on Streets and 
Alleys, S. 1) 

Aid. Coughlin presented the following or- 
ders : 

Orderfd. That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
issue permit to Dr. M. A. McLaughlin for an 
electric sign at 214-210 State street, which 
shall be twelve (12) feet long and four and 
one-half (4'^') feet wide, same to be revoked 
by the Mayor at any time. 

Ordered. That the Commissioner of Public 
Works issue permit to t)r. Geo. Patterson to- 
erect sign at No. 204 State street, said permit 
to be revoked at any time by the Mayor. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed ta 
issue to A. J. Harrett permit to hang a sign 
in front of No. 204 State street, about four- 
teen (14) feet above the walk, said sign to be 
twenty-four (24) inches wide by forty-two 
(42) inches long, all to be done under the 
supervision of the Commissioner of Public 
Works. 

Which were, on motion, duly passed. 



REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES. 

FIXAXCE. 

The Committee on Finance, to whom was- 
referred the matter of the bids for the com- 
pletion of the Thirty-ninth Street Intercept- 
ing Sewer, submitted a report recommending 
the passage of an ordinance awarding the 
contract to John P. Agnew. 

Aid. Mavor. moved that the report be 
deferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 



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1177 



[1900 



The followiag is the report: 

Chicack), October loth, 1900. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of 
Chica<jo in Council Assembled : 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was 
referred bids for the completion of the 
Thirty-ninth Street sewer, havin,^ had the 
same under advisement, beg leave to report 
and recommend the passage of the following 
ordinance: 

Whereas, Proposals have been received 
by the City of Chicago, in reply to an adver- 
tisement therefore heretofore duly made, for 
furnishing all labor and material of what- 
soever description necessary and to construct 
the uncompleted portion of the terminal sec- 
tion of the main conduit for intercepting 
sewers in Thirty-ninth street in the City of 
Chicago, to-wit. Section ''C" uncempleted 
portion of the tunnel section, being that por- 
tion of the conduit between a point at or 
near Butler street, and a point at or near 
Dearborn street ; also from a point at or near 
Vincennes avenue .t© Lake avenue, all in 
Thirty-ninth street, according to plans and 
specifications on file in the office of the De- 
partment of Public Works, which work was 
abandened fey the Chicago Star Construction 
and Dredging Company and its surety, the 
National Surety Company of New York ; and, 

Whereas, It appears from said proposals 
and bids that John P. Agnew is the lowest 
responsible bidder ; therefore 

Be it ordained by the City (Jouncil of the City 
of Chicago: 

' Section 1. That a contract for the per- 
formance and completion of said work, in 
accordance with the plans and specifications 
therefor now on file in the ofiice of the De- 
partment of Public Works, be made and 
entered into between the City of Chicago and 
said John P. Agnew. according to the terms 
0f his said proposal and bid therefor, 

Wm. Mayor. 

Chairman. 



ALSO, 

The same Couimittee, to whom was referred 
claim ©f John L. Johnson on account of in- 
juries sustained by his son, submitted a 
report recommending the passage of an 
accompanying order. 

Aid. Mavor moved that the report be 
deferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report: 

Chicago, October 15, 1900. 

To the Jfayor and Aldermen of the City of 
Chicago in Council Assembled : 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was 
referred claim of John L. Johnson for per- 
sonal injuries sustained by his son, having 
had the same under advisement, beg leave to 
report and recommend the passage of the 
following order: 

Ordered, That the City Attorney be and he 
is hereby authorized and directed to allow 
judgment to be taken against the city in favor 
of John L. Johnson, for -5250.00; the same to 
be in full settlement for personal injuries 
received by his son, John L. Johnson, 
November 15, 1899, at 5401 Wentworth av- 
enue, occasioned by a defective sidewalk, per 
his recommendation attached hereto, 

Wm. Mayor, 
Chairman. 

A.LSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
the claim of Henry Mickow. account of 
illegal sale of property, submitted a report 
recommending the passage of an accompany- 
ing order. 

Aid, Mavor moved that the report be 
deferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following Is the report: 

Chicago, October 15, 1900. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of 
Chicago in Council Assembled : 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom 
wasj referred the claim of Henry Mickow for 
illegal sale of property under special assess- 
ment, having had the same under advisement 



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heif loiive to rr|»<»il uml ifcoiiiiiieiiil tlic pus- 
8aifo of tlie followlnir oiilor : 

Ordf^nl, Tliiit tlio ('orponitloii ('oiinsel 
aiKt liu ts horoby authorized .iiid directod to 
liikr such lo^riil iiPtioti as hn mny drcin uocoH- 
siuy to hiive th»' tax deod title to Lots 7:{ und 
74, Hlociv 14. WalUor's Hubdlvlsioii of the 
northeast (juarti'r, Section 25, TowiiKhip 
North, Ilani^c IM. known as 147 and 14'.) West 
'Jtith 'itrtM't. wliich was sold under special 
assessniciif in ci ioi' after the water service 
pipes hail already been put in l)y said Henry 
MicUow, set aside, and to restore title to the 
lejrul owners. 

Wm. MAvoit, 
Cluiirinan. 

ALSO, 

The same Conimittee, to whom was re- 
ferred claim of Wm. H. Bush for discount on 
water bill, submitted a report recommending | 
the passa<^e of an accompanying order. | 

Aid. Mayor moved that the report be de- 
ferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report: 

Chicago, October 15, 1900. 

To the Jfayor and Aldermen of the City of ' 
Chicago in Council Assembled : \ 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was ; 
referred claim of W. H. Bush for discount on | 
water tax. having had the same under advise- 
ment, beg leave to report and recommend the : 
passage of the following order: I 

i 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be and he is hereby authorized and di- 
rected to allow the regular discount of 83.48 
to William H. Bush, 323 Chicago avenue, , 
upon payment of the current water bill for 
said premises. 

Wm. Mayor, 
C7iairma7i. 

also. 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
claim of M. J. Cragin for material and labor 
furnished city, submitted a report recom- 
mending the passage of an accompanying or- 
der. 



Aid. Mavor mcjved that tlic re|)Ort l><* 
deferred and published. 

'i'lie motion prevailed. 

The followln(f is the report : 

CuiCAOO, October If), I'.XX). 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of 
Chicaf/o in Council Aifitembled : 

Your Committee Finance, to whom was 
referntd claim of M. J. Cragin for material 
and labor on the Carter H. Harrison Crib, 
having had the same under advisement, beg 
leave to report and recommend the passage ©f 
the following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of PuIjHc 
Works be and he is hereby authorized and 
directed to allow the additional compensation 
of $734.14 asked for by M. J. Cragin ; the 
same to be in full settlement of all claims for 
material and labor performed on the Carter 
H. Harrison Crib, occasioned by the change 
in plans as originally made, per his recom- 
mendation of October 11, 1900, and the rec- 
ommendation of the City Engineer, heret© 
attached. 

Wm. Mavob, 
(Jhairman. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
claim of the Pittsburgh Bridge Company in 
connection with the C. H. Harrison crib, sub- 
mitted a report recommending the passage of 
an accompanying order. 

Aid. Mavor moved that the report be de- 
ferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report: 

Chicago, October 15, 1900. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of 
Chicago in Council Assembled : 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was 
referred claim of Pittsburgh Bridge Com- 
pany, having had the same under advisement, 
beg leave to report and recommend the pas- 
sage of the following order: 

Ordered,, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be and he is hereby authorized and 
directed to allow the additional compensation 
asked for by the Pittsburgh Bridge Com- 



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pany, amounting to 1759.13. being the addi- 
tional cost of labor and material for the 
superstructure of the Carter H. Harrison 
c-rib, on account of being delayed in the per- 
formance of their contract of July 11, 1898. 
This action is taken upon the recommenda- 
tion of the Commissioner of Public Works 
and the City Engineer, attached hereto, and 
the opioien of the Corporation Counsel in an 
identical case, copy of which is hereto at- 
tached. 

Wm. Mayor, 

Chairman. . 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
the claim @f Kozminski & Yondorf for de- 
crease of water tax, submitted a report rec- 
ommending the passage of an accompanying 
order.- 

Aid. Mavor moved that the report be de- 
ferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report: 

Chicago, October 15, 1900. 

To tlie Jfayor and Aldermen of the City of 
Chicago in Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was 
referred the claim of Kozminski & Yondorf, 
for decrease of water tax, having had the 
same under advisement beg leave to report 
and recommend the passage of the following 
order : 

Ordered^ That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be and he is hereby authorized and 
directed to allow decrease of $108.00 to Koz- 
minski & Yondorf in the water tax assessed 
against 4327 Indiana avenue. 

Wm. Mayor, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was re- 
ferred claim of Robert Stuart for rebate of 
water tax, submitted a report recommending 
the passage of an accompanying order. 

Aid. Mavor moved that the report fee de- 
ferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 



The following is the report: 

Chicago, October 15, 1900. 

To the 3fayor and Aldermen of the City of 
Chicago in Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was 
referred claim of Robert Stuart for rebate on 
water tax, having had the same under advise- 
ment, beg leave to report and recommend the 
passage of the following order: 

Ordered^ That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be and he is hereby authorized and 
directed to issue a voucher to Robert Stuart 
for SllO.lO, the same to be in full of all 
claims for the rebate of water tax against 
property known as 630 71st street, and the* 
Comptroller is ordered to pay the same. 

Wm. Mayor, 

Chairman. 

JUDICIARY. 

The Committee on Judiciary, t® whom was 
referred an ordinance permitting the Auto- 
matic Cycle Pump Company to erect pumps; 
two ordinances authorizing South Side Ele- 
vated Railroad Company to make connection 
with the 39th street intercepting sewer, and 
an order for the establishment of twenty-five 
sidewalk inspectors' districts, submitted a 
report recommending that the same be placec 
on tile. 

Aid. Foreman moved to concur in the re- 
port. 

The motion prevailed. 

LICENSE. 

The Committee on License to whom was 
re-committed the former report of the com- 
mittee on the matter of the Payment of 
Saloon License Fees, and an order to not 
issue a saloon license to Jas. Doulon or any 
other person at corner of Hoyne avenue and 
Jackson boulevard, submitted a report rec- 
ommending that the same be placed on file. 

Aid. Werno moved to concur in the re- 
port. 

The motion prevailed. 

STREETS AND ALLEYS, WEST DIVISION. 

The Committee on Streets and Alleys, W. 
D., to whom was referred an ordinance 



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IMKJO 



«'lmiii:inir the trnulf nl'. iiml aiipioHchos to. 
tho Hniiddlph Sirrcl viiiduct, sul)inltto(l a 
r«|)()i t iccoiiminuliiiti: I lie p.'issa^ri; nl' an 
iiccoinpiinyin^'' hubKtitulc oi-iliiuiiice. 

Alll. Hfill'lISS limVtul 1 1 1 re 111(11 !■ Ill lilC ICpDI't 

and piiKs tlie ordinance 

The iiioliuii picvailrd. iiiid I lie ordliiaiici; 
was pussml by vcas and nays as follows: 

Yrns — Kunna, Cou^'ldin. Fike, Tlioinpson. 
Alllnj;, Dixon, Foreman. Jackson, HlaUe (."jtli 
ward), Kent. Mc(.'orinicl(, Martin. Biciinei', 
Ficii, 0;irry, Novak (8th ward i, Hurl, liryne. 
Novak (loth ward), Hrcnnan (lOtli ward). 
Finn, Patterson. Garry, Fowler, Maypole, Bos, 
Heilfuss, Hallstroni, Raynier, Sniulski, Kun/., 
Johnson. Oberndorf, Conlon, Morris, Powers 
Pettibone. Eiifeldt, Weiiio. Herrmann, 
Smith, Goldzier. Peterson, Olson, Helm, 
Minwegen. Butler, Williston. Blake (20th 
ward), Kuester. Keency, WultT. Rector, 
Hackley, Russell, Carey, Zeinan, Boyd, Eid- 
mann, Badenoch, Nelson, Mavor, Jones, Ben- 
nett, Corkery, Race, Hunter— 07. 

Xnys — None. 

The following is the ordinance as passed: 

AX OKUIXAXCE 

Changing the grade of the Randolph Street 
viaduct and appi'oaeh thereto over the 
tracks ©f the Pittsburgh, Fort Wayne and 
Chicago Raihvaytin the City of Chicago, 
County of (iook and State of Illinois: 

jJe it ordained by the City Council of the City 
of Chicago : 

r Section 1. That the grade of Randolph 
Street Viaduct and approaches thereto, be- 
tween the points named herein be and the 
same is hereby changed to and established as 
follows, to-'wit : 

Cot^menciug at a point 100 feet west of the 
west end of the Tiaduct at an elevation of 
19.83 feet above Chicago datum : thence east 
on an ascending gradient of 2.25 per cent for 
a horizontal €listance of ICQ feet to an eleva- 
tion of 22. OS feet above Chicago datum at the 
west end of the viaduct : thence east on an 
ascending gradient of .815 per cent for a 
horizontal distance of 40.5 feet to an eleva- 



tion of 22.41 feet above (JhicajfO datum, 
thence cHHt on a doHcenUlni; (gradient of .815 
j)er cent .'or a horizontal dihtunee of 40.5 feet 
to an elevation of 22. OS feet above Chicajfo 
datum at the enst <'nd of the viaduct; thenco 
cast on a desceridintf t^radicnt f)f .'.>14 per con 
to tin; foot of tlur proposed • approacli at the 
W9st eiul of the profjosed new l)ascule bridge. 

Si:( ri<»N 2. That all ordinances or parts of 
ordinances conllictifig with tliis or<iiriance be 
and the same are lierelty lepealed. 

Sk( i io.N ;'). This oriiinance shall be in force 
from and uftf^'' iti ijassage. 

Al.so. 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
recommendation and ordinance for a stone 
sidewalk on both sides of West 12th street, 
from Ashland to Western avenues, submitted 
a report recommending that the same be re- 
turned to the Board of Local Improvements 
for ordinance specifying cement walk. 

Aid. Beilfuss moved that the report be de- 
ferred and published. 

The metion prevailed. 

The following is the repert: 

Chicago, October 10th. 1900. 

To the Ifayor and Aldermen of the City of 
Chicago in Council Assembled : 

Your Committee on Streets and Alleys, 
W. D.,towhom was referred recommenda- 
tion, estimate and ordinance for stone side- 
walk on both sides of West 12th street, from 
South Ashland avenue to South Western 
avenue, having had the same under advise- 
ment, beg leave to report and recommend 
that the same he referred to the Board of 
Local Improvements to prepare ordinance 
for cement walk. 

A. W. Beilfuss, 

Chairman. 

ALSO. 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
recommendation, estimate and ordinance for 
stone sidewaliv ©n both sides of Milwaukee 
avenue, from North Canal street t® West 



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I^orth avenue, submitted a report recom- 
mending that ttie same be placed on file. 

Aid, Beilfuss moved to concur in the re- 
port. 

The motion prevailed. 



REPORTS OF {SPECIAL COMMITTEES. 

STKEET RAILWAY COMMISSION. 

The Street Railway Commission, to whom 
was referred a resolution authorizing the 
Commission to report a street railway- 
ordinance by Octobar 15th, submitted a re- 
port concerning the same. 

Aid. Foreman moved that the report be 
published and placed on' file. 

The motion prevailed 

The following is the report : 

Chicago, October 10, 1900, 

To the 3Iayor and Aldermen of the City oj 
Chicago iyi Council Assembled: 

Your Honorable Body, by resolution 
adopted June 25 last, "authorized and em- 
powered" the Street Railway Commission to 
report a street railway ordinance by October 
15. With respect to this matter your Street 
Railway Commission would report that since 
it has undertaken the study of this subject it 
lias come to the c©nclusion that legislative 
.action by the General Assembly ef the State 
is highly desirable, if not absolutely essential 
to a proper solution of the Chicag© street 
railway problem. Therefore the Commission, 
instead of proceeding at once with the draft 
•of an ordinance, is preparing" two bills for 
submission to the State Legislature — one a 
bill in relation to street railways and the 
•other a bill bearing on the subject of sub- 
ways. The Commission expects to have 
these two bills, together with the text of a 
report dealing with the questions of policy 
raised by the bills, ready for submission to 
the City Council in December. 

Respectfully submitted. 

Milton J. Foeeman, 
'Chvirman Street Hailway Commission. 



SPECIAL ORDER. 

The Chair directed that the special order, 
the report of the Judiciary Committee on an 
ordinance fixing the maximum price of gas 
at 75 cents per 1,000 feet, published October 
1, 1900, page 1127, be now taken up. 

Aid. Foreman moved the passage of the 
ordinance. 

Aid. Patterson presented an amendment 
making the price 65 cents per thousand feet, 
but after debate withdrew it. 

Aid. Blake (26th ward) offered the fallow- 
ing amendment to Section 4. 

"Section four. This ordinance shall be in 
full force and effect from and after the 2nd 
day of January, A. D. 1901; provided, that 
said ordinance shall not go into effect until it 
has been duly published as provided by law." 

Aid. Blake (26th ward) moved the passage 
of the amendment. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Brennan (10th ward) presented an 
amendment to Section 4, as follows: 

"That this ordinance shall be in force and 
effect after January 1, 1901." 

Aid. Eidmann moved its reference to the 
Committee on Judiciary. 

Aid. Nelson moved to lay the amendment 
on the table. 

The motion to table prevailed. 

Aid. Patterson moved to reconsider the 
vote by which the amendment offered by 
Aid. Blake (26th ward) was carried. 

Aid. Blake (26th ward) moved to lay the 
motion on the table. 

The motion to table prevailed by yeas and 
and nays as follows • 

Yeas—KenasL, Coughlin,tiPike, Thompsot 
Ailing, Dixon, Foreman, Jackson, Kent, Mc 
Cormici?, Fick, Garry, Novak (8th ward) 
Byrne Novak (10th ward), , Brennan (10th 
ward), Finn, Gary, Fowler, Maypole, Beil- 
fuss, Smulski, Kunz, Oberndorf, Conlon, 
Morris, Powers, Pettibone, Eisfeldt, Werno, 
Herrmann, Smith, Peterson, Helm, Minwe- 
gen, Butler, Williston, Blake (26th ward), 
Kuester, Keeney. Wulff, Hackley, Russell, 
Carey, Zeman, Boyd, Eidmann, Badenoch, 



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NelHoii, Muvtir, Joiiok, HoiiDolt, Coikory 
Kiu'u, Hunter Tm. 

.V<ii/s MHftiii, HrciiiH'i-. Hurt, ratterHon, 
Ilullslruiii, KayiiuM-. .toliiisoii 7. 

Alii. I'owors prcsciitt'tl tli<r followliHf 
iiiufiidmoiit : 

Ameml ISuctioii 1 by insertlni? "STi cents" 
InsteHtl of "75 cents" witli r> per cent to the 
city oil <rr<)ss receipts. 

Aid. Forenijui moved to lay the ainend- 
ineiit oil the tat)le. 

Tlic mot ion prevaile»l. 

Aid. Foreman moved the passage of the 
ordinance as amended. 

The motion prevailed by y<'Hs and nays as 
follows: 

Yeas — Kenna. Couffhlin, Pike, Thompson, 
Allin{2:, Dixon, Foreman. Jackson, Blake (5th 
ward), McCormick,- Martin, Brenner, Fick, 
Gary, - Novak (Sth ward), Hurt, Fyrne, 
Novak (10th ward), Brennan (10th ward), 
Finn, Patterson, Gary, Fowler, Maypole, Bos, 
Beilfuss, Hallstrom, Raymer, Smulski, Kunz, 
Johnson, Oberndorf, Conlon, Morris, Powers, 
Pettibone, Eisfeldt, A'\''erno, Herrmann, 
Smith, Peterson, Olson, Helm, Minwegren, 
Butler, Williston. Blake (26th ward), Kues- 
ter, Keeney, Wulff, Rector. Hackley, Rus- 
sell, Carey, Zeman, Boyd, Eidraann, Bad- 
3noch, Nelson. Mavor. Jones, Bennett, Cork- 
iry. Race. Hunter — GO. 

yay-s — None. 

The following is the ordinance as passed : 

AN ORDINANCE 

Regulating and fixing the price of gas in 
the City of Chicago. 

Beit ordained by tJie City (Council of the City 
of Chicago: 

Section 1. That no corporation, com- 
pany or companies, firm or persons manu- 
facturing, selling, supplying or distributing 
gas in the City of Chicago for illuminating 
or for fuel purposes shall charge, exact, de- 
mand or collect from any consumer thereof 
more than the sum of seventy-five (75) cents 
per one thousand (1000) cubic feet of gas 
consumed or used. Said sum of seventy-five 



(75> rents r^'r one thousand (1000) cubic 
feet of (fa» shall be tlie net price charged, 
exacted, »leiiiand«!d or collected from each 
consumer. Manufactured gas so furnished 
shall atTord a liglit of not less tlian twenty 
(20) candle power, to be measured andl 
asccrtaintKl at the place of consumption in> 
said city by tlie most modern appliances 
known to .Hcienee for measuring the candle 
power of illuminating gas. 

ProTided, however, that any corporation^ 
company or companies, tirm or i>erson dis- 
tributing or selling gas for fuel or illuminat- 
ing pur}K)ses in the City of Chicago may, m 
addition to said seventy-five (75) cents per 
one thousand cubic feet of gas furnished to- 
such consumer, add a penalty of not exceed- 
ing ten (10; cents for each one thousand 
(1000) cubic feet of gas so supplied to such 
consumer for delinquency or non-payment of 
the bill, statement or charge of said corpora- 
tion, company or companies, firm or person 
after ten days from the date at which said 
bill, statement or charge is made and fur- 
nished to such consumer. 

Section 2. That any eompany, corpora- 
tion, person or persons who shall remove 
any meter or meters from the house, store, 
factory or premises of any consumer of gas 
in the City of Chicago, against the will and 
consent of any su.ch consumer of gas wh»- 
is willing to pay for gas furnished him. it 
or them by any such company, corpora- 
tion, person or persons, and tenders the 
amount due at the price established and 
fixed in Section 1 ©f this ordinance, shall be- 
subject to a penalty o-f not less than twenty- 
five (25) nor more than two hundred (200; 
dollars for each and every offense: pro- 
vided, however, that anj- company.- corpora- 
tion, person or persons furnishing gas to- 
consumers in the City of Chicago shall have- 
the right to remove any meter or meters for 
the purpose ot repairing the same, on con- 
dition that such meter or meters so removed 
shall be replaced or a new one substituted 



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in its place within twenty-four (24) hours 
of the time of the removal of any such meter 
or meters. 

Section 3. That any company, corpora- 
tion, person or persons who shall, in viola- 
tion of the provisions of the preceding sec- 
tions, charge or require the City of Chicago, 
or any citizen thereof, or any consumer of 
gas therein, to pay for gas furnished to it or 
them or either of them, a sum in excess of 
seventy-fl,ve (75) cents per thousand cubic 
feet, or who shall furnish to the said City 
of Chicago, or any citizen thereof, manufac- 
tured gas less than twenty (20) candle power 
shall b© subject to a penalty of not less than 
twenty-five dollars (125.00) nor more than 
two hundred dollars ($200.00) for each and 
every offense. 

Section 4. This ordinance shall be in full 
force and effect from and after the 2nd day 
of January, A. D. 1901; provided, that said 
ordinance shall not go into effect until it has 
been duly published, as provided by law. 

Aid. Patterson moved to reconsider the 
vote last taken. 

AM. Foreman moved to lay the motion on 
the table. 

The motion to table prevailed. 

The Chair directed that the special order, 
the report of the Committee on Judiciary on 
a resolution directing that no permits be 
issued to ^the Municipal Gas Company for 
opening streets, etc., published October 1st, 
1900, page 1128, be now taken up. 

Aid, Foreman moved the passage of the 
resolution. 

Aid. Jackson moved that the matter be de- 
ferred for three weeks. 

The motion to defer prevailed. 

The Chair directed that the special order, 
the report of the Committee on Judiciary on 
a resolution providing for the appointment of 
a committee to memorialize the State Legis- 
lature to provide for municipal ownership of 
gas plants, published October 1st, 1900, page 
1129, be now taken up. 



[1900 

Aid. Foreman moved the adoption of the 
resolution. 

Aid. Herrmann presented an amendment 
as follows : 

Amend the resolution by inserting in the 
eighth line, after the word gas, the words 
"and electric light," and insert in the ninth 
line of said resolution, after the word gas, 
the words "and electricity." 

Aid. Herrmann moved the adoption of the 
amendment. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Brennan (10th ward) moved to amend 
the amendment by inserting the words 
"light, heat and power." 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Foreman moved the adoption of the 
resolution as amended. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas— Kenna, Coughlin, Pike, Thompson, 
Ailing, Dixon, Foreman, Blake (.othward), 
Kent, McCormick, Martin, Brenner, Fiek, 
Garry, Novak (8th ward), Hurt, Byrne, 
Noyak (10th Avardt, Brennan (10th ward), 
Finn, Patterson, Gary, Fowler, Maypole, 
Bos, Beilfuss, Hallstrom, Raymer, Smuiski, 
Kunz, Johnson, Oberndorf, Conlon, Morris, 
Pettibone, Eisfeldt, Werno, Herrmann, 
Smith, Peterson. Olson, Helm, Minwegen, 
Butler, Williston, Blake (26th ward), Kues- 
ter, Keeney, Wulff, Russell, Zeman, Boyd, 
Eidmann, Badenoch, Nelson, Mavor, Jones, 
Bennett, Corkery, Race, Hunter — 60. 

Naya — Jackson — 1. 

The following is the resolution as adopted: 

tVHEKEAS, For many years the gas con- 
sumers of the City @f Chicago have submitted 
t@ exorbitant charges for their gas ; and 

"Whereas, For the past thirty (30) days 
several gas companies authorized t© operate 
in said City of Chicago have reduced the 
price of gas to one-half the price charged and 
paid in the past ; and 

Whereas, The aforesaid reduction now in 
force shows that the prices heretofore charged 
were excessive, extortionate, and that relief 
should at once be given, and that in view of 
the foregoing it is for the best interest of the 
people of Chicago that the production and 



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Oc-toltor ir», ! 

sail- ol ^jiis hlioulii l>i* III till' IiuimIk of tlie L'ily 
• •f C'lilciitro; now. i liurffore, l)e ii 

/trt<olrt(i, Tluil tin- ('onwnltt<n- on Slate 
Li';rlslati(»n, t(»K'<-tlu'i- Willi four (4) clti/enM 
who MIT to lie uppointcil by the Mayor. Khull 
prcHnit to the next (JciKTal Assriiilily of the 
Stale of Illinoih, for pasKUjfe, tlie necessary 
ineasure^ to give the City of Cbicajfo the 
risrht to is8ue b(»nds to build, e<iul|> and main- 
tain municipal pras and electric lijcht. heat 
und power plants and authority to sell all mis, 
electricity, heat and power not re(|uireu for 
municipal purposes to the citizens of the City 
of Chica;ro. 

The Chair directed that the special order, 
the report of the Committee on Judiciary on 
a re.«solution pertaininj; to municipal owner- 
ship of tjas plants, and for the Council to 
petition the Legislature to repeal the Front- 
age law, published October 1st, 1900. pa^e 
llJiO, be now taken u]). 

Aid. Foreman moved a concurrence in the 
report, referring the subject matter to the 
Committee on State Legislation. 

The motion prevailed. 



UNFINISHED BUSINESS. 



[I'JOO 

maun, Hadenoch, NcIkoii, Mavor, Jones, Ben- 
nett, Corkery, llace. Hiinlcr -<)7. 

Xni/M -None. 

The following; is the order as passed: 

WiiKunAM, The Commissioner of Public 
Works has «tated under date of September 
;30, I'.HM), tliat in Noveiiil>er. lHs;{, a nine i'.i) 
foot sewer was built emptyini; into Slip A, 
which slip is l.sTti) feet north fr<jin the north 
river line: the water in this slip l)eing stag- 
nant and the solids emptying into the sewer 
tend to till the slip up; and recommends that 
the slip be dredged and the cost paid out of 
the appropriation for sewer maintenance for 
the year 1900, und that proposals have been 
made to do this work for nineteen hundred 
and sixty (?^l,lit>0) dollars: therefore be it 

Orfhrtd. That the Commissioner of Public 
Works cause this slip to be dredged, and the 
cost, not exceeding nineteen hundred and 
sixty (^lJJi)0} dollars, to be charged to ap- 
]jropriation for sewer maintenance for 1900. 
Official Record. April 4. 1900. page->8H0. 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Mavor. pre- 
sented the report of the Committee on 
Finance on petition of Fannie G. O'Grady 
©n behalt of the United Daughters of Erin, 
deferred and published October 1st. 1900, 
page 112.5. 



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The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Mavor, pre- 
sented the report of the Committee on 
Finance on recommendation for dredging 
Slip A. deferred and published October 1st 
1900, page 1124. 

Aid. Mayor moved to concur in the report 
and pass the order in connection therewith. 

The motion prevailed, and the order 
was passed by yeas and nays as follows •. 

Fm*— Kenna, Coughlin, Pike. Thompson. 
Ailing. Dixon, Foreman, Jackson, Blake (5th 
ward), McCorraick, Martin. Brenner. Fick. 
Garry, Novak (8th ward). Hurt, Byrne, 
Novak (10th ward), Brennan (10th ward). 
Finn, Patterson, Gary, Fowler, Mapyole, Bos, 
Beilfuss, Hallstrom, Raymer, Smulski. Kunz, 
Johnson, Oberndorf, Conlon. Morris, Powers, 
Pettibone. Eisfeldt, Werno. Herrmann, 
Smith, Goldzier. Peterson, Olson, Helm. 
Minwegen, Butler. Williston, Blake (26th 
ward), Kuester, Keeney, T^'ulfE, Rector. 
Hackley. Russell. Carey, Zeman, Boyd, Eid- 



Ald. Mavor presented a substitute order 
for the order as published, and moved its 
passage. 

The motion prevailed, and the order as 
presented was passed by yeas and nays as 
I follows: 

Yean — Kenna, Coughlin. Pike, Thompson. 
Ailing, Dixon. Foreman, Jackson, Blake (5th 
ward), McCormick, Martin. Brenner, Fick, 

j Garry, Novak (8th ward), Hurt. Byrne, 
Novak (10th ward). Brennan (lOtb ward), 

! Finn, Patterson, Gary, Fowler. Maypole, Bos, 
Beilfuss, Hallstrom, Raymer, Smulski, Kunz, 
Johnson. Oberndorf. Conlon, Morris. Powers. 
Pettibone. Eisfeldt, Werno, Herrmann, 
Smith, Goldzier, Peterson. Olson, Helm. 
Minwegen. Butler, Williston, Blake (26th 
ward). Kuester. Keener. Wulff. Rector, 
Hackley, Russell, Carey, Zeman. Boyd, Eid- 
mann. Badenoch, Nelson, Mavor, Jones. 
Bennett, Corkery, Race, Hunter — 67. 

Xays — None. 



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j_1900 



The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Comptroller be and he 
is hereby authorized to pay to Fannie G. 
O'Grady the sum of 1250.00 upon surrender 
of possession to the city of the premises oc- 
cupied by her, known as N®. 2345 Wabash 
avenue, and charge same to the appropria- 
tion for small parks. 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Mavor, 
presented the report of the Committee on 
Finance on claim of Dr. C. Skalstad for per- 
sonal injurj^ deferred and published October 
1st, 1900, page 1125. 

Aid. Mavor moved to concur in the report 
«ud pass the order in connection therewith. 

The motion prevailed, and the order was 
passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Teas Kenna Coughlin, Pike, Thompson, 
Ailing, Dixon, Foreman, Jackson, Blake (5th 
ward), McCormick, Martin, Brenner, Fick, 
Garry, Novak (8th ward). Hurt, Byrne, 
Novak (10th ward), Brennan (10th ward), 
Finn, Patterson, Gary, Fowler, Maypole, Bos, 
Beilfuss, Hallstrom, Raymer, Smulski, Kunz, 
Johnson, Oberndorf, Conlon, Morris, Powers, 
Pettibone, Eisfeldt, Werno, Herrmann, 
Smith, Goldzier, Peterson, Olson, Helm, 
Mihwegen, Butler, Williston, Blake (26th 
ward), Kuester, Keeney, Wullf, Rector, 
Hackley, Russell, Carey, Zeman, Boyd, Eid- 
mann, Badenoeh, Nelson, Mavor. Jones, Ben- 
nett, Corkery, Race, Hunter — 6T. 

Nay?> — None. 

The following is the order as passed : 

Ordered, That the City Attorney be and 
he is hereby authorized and directed to allow 
judgment to be entered against the City of 
Chicago in favor of Dr. C. Skalstad, in the 
sum of five hundred (1500) dollars; to be in 
full release and settlement of all his claims 
against the city of whatever kind and nature 
arising out of an accident which occurred b}' 
reason of a defective sidewalk at about two 
hundred and fifty (250) feet west of Hoyne 
avenue on the north side of Division street, 
on May 7, 1900. This action is taken in ac- 
cordance with the recommendation of the 
City Attorney, under date of July 6. 1900, 
hereto attached. 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Mavor, pre- 
sented the report of the Committee on Fi- 
nance on an order to pay Miss Sadie Ameri- 



can one thousand dollars, etc.. deferred and 
published October 1, 1900, page 1125. . 

Aid. Mavor moved to concur in the report 
aad pass the order. 

The motion prevailed, and the order was 
passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Pike, Thompson, 
Ailing, Dixon, Foreman, Jackson, Blake (5th 
ward), Kent, McCormick, Martin, Brenner, 
Fick, Garry, Novak (8th ward). Hurt, Byrne, 
Novak (10th ward), Brennan (10th ward), 
Finn, Patterson, Gary, Fowler, Maypole, Bos, 
Beilfuss, Hallstrom, Raymer, Smulski, Kunz, 
Johnson. Oberndorf. Conlon, Morris, Powers, 
Pettibone, Eisfeldt, Werno. Herrmann, 
Smith. Goldzier, Peterson, Olson, Helm, 
Minwegen, Butler, Williston, Blake (26th 
ward), Kuester, Keeney, Wulff, Rector, 
Hackley, Russell, Carey, Zeman, Boyd, Eid- 
mann, Badenoeh, Nelson, Mavor. Jones^ Ben- 
nett, Corkery, Race. Hunter — 67. 

Xaijs — None. 

The following is the order as passed : 

Whereas The sum of one thousand ($1,- 
000.00) dollars was appropriated in the annual 
appropriation bill for the year 1900 by the 
City Council as an item in the appropriation 
of the Department of Public Works, for the 
maintenance of temporary playgreunds for 
children during vacation ; and. 

Whereas. The said appropriation bill pro- 
vided that the said sum of one thousand 
($1,000.00) dollars was to be expended under 
the direction of the Special Committee on 
School Playgrounds ; and. 

Whereas, The said sum of ($1,000.00) 
dollars has not been expended by the De- 
partment of Public Works and no vouchers 
have been drawn against it said Depart- 
ment of Public Works : and 

Whereas, Temporary playgrounds for 
children have been maintained under the direc- 
tion ©f the said Special Committee on School 
Playgrounds during vacation, and Miss Sadie 
American, Chairman of the Special Com- 
mittee on School Playgrounds, has advanced 
the sum of one thousand (11,000.00) dollars 
for the maintenance of school playgrounds 
during vacation, which last mentioned sum 
of money has been expended under the di- 
rection of the said Special Committee on 
School Playgrounds ; now, therefore, it is 



OctobiT I 



iisr> 



flOOO 



Ordered, Tlmt thr C'tnniiilHsloner of Public 
AVorlui 1)0 niitl ho Ih }um'oI)v iiiilhori/ud iiiid 
illrt'ctcd to Issiio H voucher f.o Miss Sadi*; 
Aiiiorlciin, upon I ho Kul»tniK8ioii to liini of 
YouchiM s an<l oTiiloiico of tho proper (!.\ piMuri- 
turos fi)r the sum of nol. to excx'od one 
thousand ()()(). DO) dolhu'K aK repayuiunt for 
nioiioy advaufcd by lior as aforesaid, pay- 
able froMi the said sum ol ouo tliousari(( 
(^1,000. 00) dollars aopropriated in the annual 
appropriation bill as aforesaid, and deslfjna- 
tod on the books of the Comi)troller's oHioe 
as "Fund (J and tho Comptroller is 

authorized and directed to ])ay said voucher 
out of said fund. 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Mavor, 
presented the report of the Committee on 
Finance on :in ordinance changing the appro- 
priation for the Sn)all Park Commission, de- 
ferred and published October 1st, 1900, page 
1126. 

Aid. Mavor moved to concur in the report 
and pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed, and the ordinance 
was passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeax — Kenna, Coughlin, Pike, Thompson, 
Ailing. Dixon, Foreman, -Jackson, Blake (5th 
ward), Kent, McCorraick, Martin, Brenner, 
Fick, Garry, Novak (8th ward), Hurt, Byrne. 
Novak (10th ward), Brennan (10th ward), 
Finn, Patterson, Gary,Fowler, Maypole, Bos, 
Beilfuss, Hallstrom, Raymer, Sraulski, Kunz, 
Johnson, Oberndorf, Conlon, Morris, Powers, 
Pettibone, Eisfeldt, Werno, Herrmann, 
Smith, Goldzier, Petei'sou, Olson, Helm, 
Minwegen, Butler, Williston, Blake (26th 
ward), Kuester, Keeney, Wulfl, Rector, 
Hackley, Russell, Carey, Zeman, Boyd, Eid- 
mann, Badenoch, Nelson. Mavor, Jones, Ben- 
nett, Corkery, Race, Hunter— 67. 

Xays — None. 

The following is the ordinance as passed : 

Whereas In and by an ordinance entitled 
•"An ordinance making appropriations for 
corporate, school and public library purposes 
for the fiscal year from January 1. 1900, to 
December 31. li^O&." passed by the City 
Council on the 4th day of April, 1900, a sum 
of money amounting to one hundred thou- 
sand (#100.000.00) dollars was appropriated 
for the '"purchase of small parks and play- 



jfround;^ and the expense (not to exceed 
twenty-live hundred (♦2,r)()().()0) dollars of the 
Smnll I'ark ( 'ommlKHion"' ; and 

WiiuitHAM, It was intended that the said 
sum of money so ajipropriated be used as 
well for leasing and eq nipping' of play- 
trrounds; iimv. tlHirefore. 

Urit ordai iic.d In/ I In- Cili/ Coniicil of the (Jity 
of ( '/n'ritf/o : 

Heotion 1. That the ordinance entitled 

•An ordinance making appropriations for 
corporate, school and public library purposes 
for the fiscal year from January 1, 19(X), to 
December 'M, 1900.'' passed l)y the City 
Council on the 4th day of April. 1900," be 
and the same is hereby amended by inserting 
after the words "and the expense (not to ex- 
ceed twenty-flve hundred ($2, .500.00) dollars) 
of the Small Park Commission." as pub- 
lished on page 2873 of the Council Proceed- 
ings of April 4th, 1900, the words --leasing 
and ecjuippingof playgrounds." 

Section 2. That out of the suin of one 
hundred thousand (§100,000.00) dollars set 
aside in the said ordinance of April 4th, 1900, 
-'for purchase of small parks and play- 
grounds and the expense (not ' to exceed 
twenty-five hundred (§2.500.00) dollars) of 
the Small Park Commission.'" the sum of not 
to exceed eleven thousand five hundred 
§11, .500) dollars) may be used for the expense 
incurred in leasing and equipping of play- 
grounds and the expense of Small Park Com- 
mission, the expense of Small Park Com- 
mission, however, not to exceed the sura of 
twenty-flve hundred (§2.500.00) dollars; and 
the Comptroller is hereby authorized and 
directed to honor vouchers for any cost or 
expense incurred by the Small Park Com- 
mission in leasing and equipping playgrounds 
in an amount not to exceed the sum of eleven, 
thousand five hundred (§11. .500.00) dollars,, 
when said vouchers shall be signed and ap- 
proved by the Chairman of the Small Parle 
Commission. 



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11900* 



Section 3. This ordinance shall be in 
force and effect from and after its passage. 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid, Mavor, 
presented the report of the Committee on 
Finance on claim of J. B. Wilbur for balance 
due for paving, etc., deferred and published 
October 8th, 1900, page 1153.- 

Aid. Mavor moved to concur in the report 
and pass the order in connection therewith. 

The motion prevailed, and the order was 
passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Teas — Kenna, Coughlin, Pike, Thompson, 
Ailing, Dixon, Foreman, Jackson, Blake (5th 
ward), Kent, McCormick, Martin, Brenner, 
Fick, Garry, Novak (8th ward). Hurt, Byrne, 
Novak (10th ward), Brennan flOth ward), 
Finn, Patterson, Gary, Fowler,Maypole, Bos, 
Beilfuss,Hallstrom, Raymer, Smulski, Kunz, 
Johnson Oberndorf, Conlon, Morris, Powers, 
Pettibone, Eisfeldt, Werno, Herrmann, 
Smith, Goldzier, Peterson, Olson, Helm, 
Minwegen, Butler, Williston, Blake (26th 
ward)," Kuester, Keeney, Wulff, Rector, 
Hackley, Russell, Carey, Zeman, Boyd, Eid- 
mann, Badenoch, Nelson, Mavor, Jones, 
Bennett, Corkery, Race, Hunter — 67. 

j^iays — None. 

The following is the order as passed : 

Whereas, J. B. Wilbur advanced the 
sum of two hundred and twenty-four and 
eleven one-hundredths d©llars (1224.11) for 
the paving of Bellevue place, which amount 
was properly certified to by the Department 
of Public Works, and an appropriation made 
on page 2822, Appropriation Ordinance 1900, 
of but two hundred twelve dollars ($212) 
leaving twelve and eleven one-hundredths 
dollars ($12.11) unappropriated for; be it 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller be and 
he is hereby authorized and directed to pay 
said J. B. Wilbur the sum of twelve and 
eleven one-hundredths (112.11), and charge 
same to the Contingent Fund of the Finance 
Committee, Appropriation Ordinance 1900, 
Official Record April 4, 1900, page 2812. 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Mavor, 
presented the report of the Committee on 
Finance on claim of John McGrath for per- 
sonal injury, deferred and published October 
8th, 1900, page 1153. 

Aid. Mavor moved to concur in the re- 



port and pass the order in connection there- 
with. 

The motion prevailed, and the order 
was passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Fm.s— Kenna, Coughlan, Pike, Thompson, 
Ailing, Dixon, Foreman, Jackson, Blake (5th 
ward), Kent, McCormick, Martin, Brenner,. 
Fic'k Garry, Novak (8th ward), Hurt, Byrne, 
Novak (10th ward), Brennan (10th ward),, 
Finn, Patterson, Gary, Fowler, Maypole, Bos, 
Beilfuss, Hallstrom, Raymer, Sraulski, Kunz,. 
Johnson, Oberndorf, Conlon, Morris, Powers, 
Pettibone, Eisfeldt, Werno, Herrmann, 
Smite, Goldzier, Peterson, Olson, Helm,. 
Minwegen, Butler, Williston, Blake (26th^ 
ward), Kuester, Keeney, Wultf, Rector^ 
Hackley, Russell, Carey, Zeman, Boyd, Eid- 
mann, Badenoch, Nelson, Mavor, Jones, Ben- 
nett, Corkery, Race, Hunter— 67. 

JSfays — None. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be and he is hereby authorized and 
directed to Issue a voucher in favor of John* 
McGrath for seventy-tw® ($72) dollars and. 
charge same to appropriation for bridge re- 
pairs (Appropriation Ordinance, 1900; Offic- 
ial Record, April 4, 1900 ; page 2815) ,the same 
to be in full settlement of all damages audi 
claims ©f whatever kind and nature arising 
from accident to John McGrath on August 2,. 
1900, at Eighteenth Street bridge, and the 
Comptroller is ordered to pay the same. 
This action is taken in accordance with the- 
recommendations of the Commissioner of 
Public Works and City Engineer, attached, 
hereto. 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Mavor:. 
presented the report of the Committee on 
Finance on order to pay Anna Stoffregen on; 
account of damage to property, deferred and 
published October 8, 1900, page 1154. 

Aid. Mavor moved to concur in the re- 
port and pass the order. 

The motion prevailed, and the order was 
passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Pike, Thompson,.. 
Ailing, Dixon, Foreman, Jackson, Blake (5th' 
ward), Kent, McCormick, Martin, Brenner,. 
Fick, Garry, Novak (8th ward). Hurt, Byrne,. 
Novak (10th ward), Brennan (lOth ward),. 
Finn, Patterson, Gary, Fowler, Maypole, Bos,. 
Beilfuss, Hallstrom, Raymer, Smulski, Kunz.. 



•Oi lobtM l.">. ' 

J<thuhoii, Dboriidorf, Ciuiloii, Mtn i ls, Poweih, 
rt'ltilMuif. KUfeklt, Wonio. Hrrnnann, 
♦Smith, Uolily.ier, reter.sun, (Jls(»ij. Helm, 
MlinveK'fn. Hufler. Willlston, Hlukc CUMh 
ward), KiiUKter, Kecney, WullT, Itector, 
HacUley, Russell, Ciircy, Zeiimn, Hoyd. Eid- 
niiinn, Badenoch, Nelson, Miivor. Jones, Ben- 
nett, Corkery, Kate. Hunter — 67. 

The followinj? is the ©rder as passed: 

Onlrt'td, That the City Comptroller pay 
-out of the sum of money deposited in his 
ollic-e liy the Cliifa<^o. Kock Island and Pacific 
Jlailroad Company and the Lake Whore and 
Michi^Mn Southern Railroad Company to 
indemnify the City of Chicago on account of 
damages to property by the elevation of the 
tracks of the aforesaid railroad companies, 
the sum of seven hundred and fifty dollars 
($7r>0.(K)). said amount being the judgment 
entered against the City of Chicago Septem- 
ber 25th. 1900. in compliance with the ©r.der 
•of the City Council. June 25th. VMM), (see 
page 786 of current Council Proceedings;, in 
the case of Anna Stoffregen. administratrix 
of the estate of John C. Stoflregen. deceased, 
vs. City of Chicago. No. 140766. in the Cir- 
cuit Court of Cook County, and this shall be 
iis authority for so doing. 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Mavor. pre- 
sented the report of the Committee on Fi- 
nance »n claim of D. Culhane for horse shoe- 
ing, deferred and published October Sth, 1900, 
jiage 1154. 

Aid. Mavor moved to concur in the report 
-and pass the order in connection therewith. 

The motion prevailed and the order was 
.passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — ^Kenna. Coughlin. Pike. Thompson. 
Ailing. Dixon. Foreman, Jackson. Blake (Sth 
■ward), Kent McCormick. Martin. Brenner, 
Fick. Garry, Novak (Sth ward). Hurt. Byrne, 
I^ovak (10th ward). Brenuan (10th ward). 
Finn. Patterson. Gary. Fowler, Maypole, Bos, 
Beilfuss, Hallstrom. Ptaymer. Smulski, Kunz, 
Johnson. Oberndorf. Conlon. Morris. Powers. 
Pettibone. Eisfeldt. Weruo. Herrmann, 
Smith, Goldzier. Peterson. Olson. Helm. 
Miinwegen. Butler. Williston. Blake (26th 
-ward), Kuester. Keener. WulfE. Rector. 
Hackley, Russell, Carey. Zeman. Boyd, Eid- 
mann, Badenoch. Nelson. Mavor. Jones. Ben- 
Jiett. Corkery, Race, Hunter— 67. 

JTays — None, 



(1900 

The foUowinif Ik the order as passed: 

On/erril, That the Coinmlssloner of Public 
Works be and he is herelty authorized 
anil directed to issue voucher to 1). Culhane 
for four and llfteen onc-hundredths ($4.15) 
dollars and charge the same to the Water 
Fund, and the Comptroller is ordered to pay 
the same, as per recommendation of the 
Superintendent of Water Pipe K.xteosion, 
attached hereto. 

The Clerk, on motion r>f Aid. Mavor. 
presented the report of tlie Comti)ittee on 
Finance on claim of Dr. John McGregor for 
services, deferred and published October Sth. 
11 MX), page 115 J. 

Aid. Mavor moved to concur in the re- 
port and pass the order in connection there- 
with. 

The motion ijrevailed. and the order was 
passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

I'eas — Kenna, Coughlin, Pike, Thornp.son, 
Ailing, Dixo'n, Foreman, Jackson, Blake (5th 
ward), Kent, McCormick. Martin, Brenner. 
Fick, Garry. Novak (Sth ward). Hurt, Byrne, 
Novak (10th ward), Brennan dOth ward). 
Finn. Patterson, Gary. Fowler, Maypole. Bos, 
Beiifuss, Hallstrom. Raymer. Smulski, Kunz. 
Johnson. Oberndorf, Conlon, Morris. Powers. 
Pettibone. Eisfeldt. Werno, Herrmann. 
Smith. Goldzier, Peterson. Olson, Helm, 
Minwegen, Butler. Wiiliston, Blake (26th 
ward), Kuester, Keeney. Wulff, Hector, 
Hackley. Russell, Carey. Zeman. Boyd, Eid- 
raann. Badenoch, Nelson, Mavor. Jones. 
Bennett. Corkery. Race. Hunter — 67. 

Ji'ajf.s — None. 

The following is the order as passed- 

Ordered. That the Corporation Counsel be 
and he is hereby authorized and directed to 
allow judgment against the city in favor of 
Dr. John D. McGregor for S2.S00.00: the 
same to be in full payment for claims for ex- 
pert services rendered the City AttO''ney*s 
office during the years 1S9S and 1S99, evi- 
denced by vouchers duly approved by Miles 
J. Devine. City Attorney, and in full pay- 
ment thereof, as follows: 

March 8, 1899 $ 8S0 00 

April 3, 1S99 -? 1.020 00 

April 10, 1S99 1,000 00 

Ordered. That the Comptroller is hereby 
instructed to pay voucher for ^200.00 at- 



1188 



October 15,] 



1189 



[1900- 



tached hereto and issued to John D. Mc- 
Gregor, M. D., duly approved by Andrew J. 
Ryan, City Attorney, for services in cases 
against the city as expert witness, and charge 
the same to the appropriation for 1900 for 
legal expense. City Attorney's office. 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Helm 
presented the report of the Committee on 
Streets and Alleys, N. D., on an ordinance 
vacating alley in Wm. Kemper's Subdivision, 
etc., deferred and published October Sth, 
1900. page 1155. 

Aid. Helm moved to concur in the re- 
port and pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed, and the ordinance 
"was passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna. Coughlin, Pike, Thompson, 
Ailing, Dixon, Foreman, Jackson, Blake (Sth 
ward), Kent, McCormick, Martin, Brenner, 
Fick, Garry, Novak (Sth ward). Hurt, Byrne, 
Novak (10th ward), Brenuan (10th ward), 
Finn, Patterson, Gary, Fowler, Maypole, Bos, 
Beilfuss, Halistrom, Raymer, Smulski, Kunz, 
Johnson, Oberndorf, Conlon, Morris, Powers, 
Pettibone, Eisfeldt, Werno. Herrmann, 
Smith, Goldzier, Peterson, Olson, Helm, 
Minwegen, Butler; Williston, Blake (26th 
ward), Kuester, Keeuey, Wuiff, Rector. 
Hackley, Russell, Carey, Zeman, Boyd, Eid- 
mann, Badenoch, Nelson, Mavor, Jones, Ben- 
nett, Corkery, Race. Hunter — (57. 

yaijH — None. 

The following is the ordinance as passed : 

AX ORDINANCE 

For the vacation of the north and south alley 
lying east of and adjoining lot twenty-one 
in William Kemper's Subdivision of that 
part lying north of the south one hundred 
and fifty feet of the west half of Block six, 



in the Canal Trustees SuTsdivision of Sec- 
tion thirty-three. Township forty north, 
Range fourteen, east of the Third Principal 
Meridian, in the City of Chicago. County 
of Cook, State of Illinois. 

Be It ordained by the City Council of the City 
of Chicago: ' 

Section 1. That the north and south alley 
lying east of and adjoining Lot twenty -one in 
William Kemper's Subdivision of that part 
lying north of the south one-hundred and 
fifty feet of the west half of ;6lock six, in the 
Canal Trustees Subdivision of Section thirty- 
three, Township forty north, Range fourteen, 
east of the Third Principal Meridian, in the 
City of Chicago, Cook County, Sjtate of Illi- 
nois, as shown on the plat hereto attached, 
be and the same is hereby vacatea and closed. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in 
force and effect ten days after its passage: 
provided, howeyer, that the heirs of said 
William Kemper, deceased, pay unto the 
Comptroller of the City of Chicago the sum of 
1400 for the benefits derived under this ordi- 
nance, otherwise it shall be of no effect. 

ADJOUKNMENT. 

Aid. Conlon moved that the Council do 



now adjourn. 
The motion prevailed. 
And the Council stood adjourned. 




aty Clerk 



*)Hr: i?, 1)1CCIN8 PRINT 196 8 S. CLARK STREET^ GHiCAQO, 



Octob.rir.,J ^jy^^ 



October 22,] 1191 ' 



CITY COUNCIL, 

CHICAGO. 



Regular Meeting, October 22, 1900. 



OFFICIAL RECORD. 

Published by authority of the City Council of the 
City of Chicago, October 26, 1900. 

Present — His Honor, the Mayor, and Aid. 
Kenna, Coughlin, Pike, Thompson, Ailing, 
Dixon, Jackson, Blake (5th ward), Kent, 
McCormick, Martin, Brenner, Fick, Garry, 
Novak (8th ward) , Hurt, Byrne, Novak (10th 
ward), Brennan (lOch ward), Duddleston, 
Finn, Patterson, Gary, Fowler, Maypole, Bos, 
Beilfuss, Hallstrom, Rayraer, Smulski, Kunz, 
Johnson, Oberndorf, Conlon, Morris, Pow- 
ers, Pettibone, Eisfeldt, Werno, Herrmann, 
Smith, Goldzier, Helm, Minwegen, Butler, 
Williston, Blake (26th ward), Kuester, 
Keeney, WulfE, Rector, Hackley, Russell, 
Zeman, Boyd, Eidmann, Badenoch, Nelson, 
Mayor, Watkins Jones, Bennett, Corkery, 
Race and Hunter. 

Abse7it — Aid. Foreman, Brennan (18th 
ward), Peterson, Olson and Carey. 

MINUTES. 

Aid. Jackson moved that the minutes of 



the regular meeting held October 15, 1900, 
be approved without being read. 

The motion prevailed. 

REPORTS OF CITY OFFICERS. 

His Honor, the Mayor, submitted his re- 
port of releases from the House of Correc- 
tion for the week ending October 20th, 1900, 
which was 

Placed on tile. 

ALSO, 

The following communication : 

Mayor's Office, ) 
October 22d, 1900. f 

To the Hoiiorable, the City Council: 

Gejsitlemen— I return herewith, without 
my approval, an order passed by your Hon- 
orable Body at its last regular meeting au- 
thorizing the City Comptroller to pay the 
sum of $250.00 to Fannie G. O'Grady, for the 
following reason : I transmit herewith a com- 



[1900 



nuuiieutloii from tlie City CoinptroUor de- 
HtTlltliij; Ills VMrlous iii^rt'OiiuMit.H wllli the Immi- 
cllciury of this onlcr. Kor Ihcso rcusdiis I 
kid not seo liiy way clear to approve of tin; 
oriler. 

Respect fully, 

CaUTICK II. 1I.M{UIS(»N, 
DKI'AUrMKNT OK h'iNANCIC, I 

Clli( A<{(), October lilOO. f 
//(>//. <'(irt<r II. Iliirrimni, Mnyor: 

Ukau Sii{ -On or uhout the first day of 
May, IIHU), Mrs. Fannie O'Grady entered into 
an a<^-reenient to lea.so the preniises 2;{45 
Wabash avenue for one year at $20 per 
month, she to be allowed two months for 
such repairs as she re(iuiredon the premises. 
She took possession of the house without 
sifrninj? a lease, and we were not able to get a 
written lease from her. Some time during? 
the sumnier the Council ordered these build- 
ings torn down, and the order stipulated that 
the Comptroller should not renew any old 
leases or mal<e any new ones. We then 
served notice on all the tenants, giving them 
sixty (60) days notice to terminate their 
tenancy. All the tenants vacated, save Mrs. 
O'Grady. We then entered into negotiations 
with Mrs. O'Grady, that in consideration of 
her vacating the premises, 2345 Wabash ave- 
nue, we would make her a lease of 1401 
Michigan avenue to May 1st next. She has 
entered into a written agreement for 1401 
Michgan avenue, the consideration of said 
lease to be one dollar ($1), and the immediate 
vacation of the premises, 2345 Wabash ave- 
nue. After signing this lease, she stated 
that an Alderman had agreed to give her 
S500 if she would vacate the premises upon 
Wabash avenue. To this I declined to be a 
party, but the matter was then taken by Mrs. 
O'Grady to the Finance Committee, and they, 
I believe, have agreed to compromise with 
her on the basis of S250. But as she is in 
possession of both houses on Wabash avenue 
and Michigan avenue, and has entered into 
an agreement to vacate the Wabash avenue 
premises, I do not think she is entitled to any 
money from the city. About ten days ago 
we obtained judgment against her, and have 
placed it in the hands of a constable, an ap- 
peal not having been taken. 

Very respectfully, 

Wm. D. Kerfoot, 

Comph'oller. 



Aid. JucUson moved to reconsider the Yote 
by which the order referred to in the 
vi'to MieHHUge of HiH iionor, the Mayor, was 
passed. 

TIk! motion prevailed. 

Aid. Jackson moved that the order be 
pass(!(l, the V(!to of His Honor, the Mayor, to 
the contrary iiotwitlisturMliiig. 

The motion was lost. 

ALSO, 

The following communication: 

Mayoic's Office, | 
October 22d, 1900. f 

2'c» Iht; Jloiioruhle, the Cily Council: 

Grnti.rmkx - I herewith submit for your 
information a communication from the 
League of American Municipalities, which 
explains itself, and wowld respectfully rec- 
ommend its reference to the Committee on 
Finance. 

Respectfully, 

Carter H. Harrison, 
Mayor. 

League of American Municipalities, ) 
New York, October 13, 1900. f 

Hon. Carter H. Harrinon, Mayor, Chicago, 
Illbiois: 

Dear Sir— Can you inform me if the City 
of Chicago intends to make any effort towards 
securing the 1901 Convention of the League 
of American Municipalities. 

As you perhaps know, the convention has 
now been held in Central West, East and 
this year in the South, and I believe that the 
sentiment of the delegates is to held tne 1901 
convention in the West, and I make the in- 
quiry so that I can give it to the press if they 
inquire. 

Yours very respectfully, 

B. F. GiLKISON, 

Secretary. 

Which was referred to the Committee on 
Finance. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted the following communication: 

Board of Local Improvements, | 
Chicago, October 22d, 1900. j 

To the EonoraUe, the Mayor and the City 
Council: 

Gentlemen— lu reference to the Council 



October 22, J 



1193 



[1900 



order of Aid. Fowler on October 15th, as 
shown on page 1174 of the Council Proceed- 
ings, I beg- leave to report that the matter 
was taken up for consideration by the Board 
its regular meeting on October 20th, and 
-after due consideration 1 was instructed to 
report to your Honorable Body that the report 
made by the Board June 25th, as shown in 
the Council Proceedings of that date on pages 
669 to 688, is full and complete, and we 
know of no further report to be made. 

Respectfully submitted, 

John a. Mat, 

Secretary. 

Which was placed on file. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance repealing an ordi- 
nance for the improvement of Artesian ave- 
nue, from Austin avenneto West Ohio street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Maypole, the ordinance was put upon its pas- 
age and passed by yeas, and nays as fol- 
lows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Pike, Thonapson, 
Ailing, Dixon, Jackson, Blake (5th ward), 
Kent, McCormick, Martin, Brenner, Fick, 
Garry, Novak (8th ward) , Hurt, Byrne, Novak 
(10th ward), Brennan (10th ward) , Duddles- 
t©n, Finn, Patterson, Gary, Fowler, Maypole, 
Bos, Beiifuss, Hallstrom, Raymer, Smulski, 
Xunz, Johnson, Oberndorf, Conlon, Morris, 
Powers, Pettibone, Eisfeldt, Werno, Herr- 
mann, Smith, Goldzier, Helm, Minwegen, 
Butler, Willistou, Blake (26th ward), Kuester, 
Keeney, WulfE, Rector, Hackley, Russell, 
Zeman, Boyd, Eidmann, Badenoch, Nelson, 
Mavor, Watkins, Jones, Bennett, Corkery, 
Race, Hunter — 65. 

Nays — None. 

The fsUowing' is the ordinance as passed: 

ORDIXAXCE 

Repealing an ordinance for the improve- 
ment of Artesian avenue, from Austin 
avenue t© West Ohio street, in the City of 

■ Chicago, County ©f Cook and State of 
Illinois. 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 
of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the ordinance entitled 



"An ordinance for the improvement of Ar- 
tesian avenue, from the north line of Austin 
avenue to the south line of West Ohio street," 
passed December 9th, A. D. 1895, be and 
the same is hereby repealed, and "that the 
assessment made under the provisions of 
said ordinance, Docket No. 20371, in the 
County Court of Cook County, Illinois, be 
and the same is hereby annulled. ^ 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in 
force from and after its passage. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance repealing an ordi- 
nance for the improvement of the east and 
west alley and the westernmost north and 
south alley in Block 24, Canal Trustees' Sub- 
division of Section 17, Township 39 North, 
Range 14 East of the Third Principal Me- 
ridian. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Conlon, the ordinance was put upon its 
passage and passed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Pike, Thompson, 
Ailing, Dixon, Jackson, Blake (5th ward), 
Kent, McCormick, Martin, Brenner, Fick, 
Garry, Novak (8th ward). Hurt, Byrne, Novak 
(10th ward), Brennan (10th ward), Duddles- 
ton, Finn, Patterson, Gary, Fowler, Maypole, 
Bos, Beiifuss, Hallstrom, Raymer, Smulskr, 
Kunz, Johnson, Oberndorf, Conlon, Morris, 
PowQrs, Pettibone, Eisfeldt, Werno, Herr- 
mann, Smith, Goldzier, Helm, Minwegen, 
Butler, Williston, Blake (26th ward) , Kuester 
Keeney, WulfE, Rector, Hackley, Russell, 
Zeman, Boyd, Eidmann, Badenoch, Nelson, 
Mavor, Matkins, Jones, Bennett, Corkery, 
Race, Hunter — 65. 

JVays — None. 

The following is the ordinance as passed : 

AN ORDINANCE 

Repealing an ordinance for the improvement 
of the east and west alley and the western- 
most north and south alley in Block 24, 
Canal Trustees' Subdivision of the west 
one-half and the west one-half northeast 
one-quarter of Section 17, Township 39 
North, Range 14 East of t e 3rd Principal 



Oi tober 



1194 



11900 



Merliliaij, In the City ©f Chicago, County 
uf Cuok and State of Illinois. 
JJi it onlaineU by tin City Council of the City 
of Chicaiju : 

Hectio.n 1. Thai the ordinance entitled 
'*An ordinance fur the improvement of the 
east and west alley and lh« westernmost 
north and south alley in Block 24, Canal 
Trustees' iSubdlvlsion of the west one-half 
and the west one-half northeast one-(iuarter 
of Section 17, Township 39 North, Range 14 
East of the 3rd Principal Meridian," passed 
October 1st, A. D. 1894, be and the sanie is 
hereby repealed, and that the assessment 
made under the pruYisiousof said ©rtlinance, 
contirmed June 23rd, A. D. 1895, Warrant 
No. 23874, be and the same is hereby an- 
nulled. 

Section 2. That the City Comptroller be 
and he is ^hereby directed to refund all 
money paid on account of said Warrant No. 
23874, upon the presentation of the original 
receipts for the same. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall be in 
force from and after its passage. 

AL^O, 

A report and ordinance repealing an or- 
dinance for a sewer in the east side of Stony 
Island avenue, from 73d street to 75th street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Watkins, the ordinance was put upon its 
passage and passed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin. Pike, Thompson, 
Ailing, Dixon, Jackson, Blake (5th ward), 
Kent McCormick, Martin, Brenner, Pick. 
Garry, Xovak (Sth ward), Hurt. Byrne, Novak 
(10th ward), Brenuan (10th ward), Duddles- 
ton.Finn. Patterson. Gary. Fowler, Maypole, 
Bos, Beilfuss, Hallstrom, E,aymer, Smuiski, 
Kunz, Johnson, Oberndorf, Conlon, Morris, 
Powers, Petti bone. Eisfeidt. Werno, Herr- 
mann, Smith, Goidzier. Helm, Minwegen, 
Butler. Williston. Blake (26th ward), Kuester, 
Keeney, Wulff, Rector, Hackley, Russell, 
Zeman, Boyd, Eidmann, Badenoch, Xelson, 
Mavor, Watkins, Jones, Bennett, Corkerj, 
Race, Hunter — 65. 

Xftys- None. 



The following U the ordinance as pasKed: 

AS OUDINANCE 

Kopeallng nu ordinance for a Hcwer in the 
east side (jf Ktony Island avenue, from 73d 
street to 75th street, in the City of Chi- 
cago, County of Cook and State of Illinois. 

JJi- it orUuiiKtl liij ilic City ('ouHcil of tin: (Jity 
of Cliicayo: 

Section 1, That the ordinance entitled 
"An ordinance for a vitrified tile pipe sewer 
in the east side of Stony Island arenue, from 
73d street to 75th street," passed November 
26th, A. D. 1894, be and the same is here- 
by repealed, and that the assessment made 
under the provisions of said ordinance, 
Docket No. 18961 of the County Court of 
Cook County, Illinois, be and the same is 
hereby annulled. 

Sectioij 2. This ordinance' shall be la 
force from and after its passage. 

A report and ordinance repealing an or- 
dinance for a sewer in Luella avenue, from 
78d street to 74th street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Jones, the ordinance was put upon its 
passage and passed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Pike, Thompson,. 
Ailing, Dixon, Jackson, Blake (.5th ward;, 
Kent, McCormick, Martin, Brenner, Pick, 
Garry, Novak (Sth ward;. Hurt, Byrne, Novak 
(10th ward), Brennan (10th ward;, Duddles- 
ton, Finn, Patterson, Gary, Fowler, Maypole, 
Bos, Beilfuss, Hallstrom, Raymer, Smuiski, 
Kunz, Johnson Oberndorf, Conlon, Morris, 
Powers, Pettibone, Eisfeidt, Werno, Herr- 
mann, Smith, Goidzier, Helm, Minwegen, 
Butler, Williston, Blake (26th ward; , Kuester, 
Keeney, Wulff, Rector, Hackley, Russell, 
Zeman, Boyd, Eidmann, Badenoch, Nelson, 
Mavor, Watkins, Jones, Bennett, Corkery,. 
Race, Hunter — 65. 

Xaya — None. 

The following is the ordinance as passed : 
AN ordinance 
Repealing an ordinance for a sewer in Lu- 



October 22,] 



1195 



[1900 



ella avenue, from 73d street to 74th street, 

in the City of Chicago, Countj' of Cook 

and State of Illinois. 

Be it ordained hy the City Council of the City 
of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the ordinance entitled 
*'An ordinance for a vitrifiedtile pipe sewer 
in Luella avenue, from 73d street to 74th 
street."' passed September 25th, A. D. 1893, 
be and the same is hereby repealed, and 
that the assessment made under the provisions 
of said ordinance, Docket No. 17191 in the 
County Court of Cook County, Illinois, be 
and the same is hereby annulled. 

Sectiox 2. This ordinance shall be in force 
from and after its passage. 

ALSO. 

A report and ordinance repealing an ordi- 
nance for sewer in Palsner avenue, from 73d 
street to 75th street. 

By unanimious consent, on motion of Aid. 
Watkins, the ordinance was put upon its 
passage and passed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows • 

Fea.s— Kenna, Coughlan, Pike, Thompson, 
Ailing, Dixon, Jackson, Blake (5th ward), 
Kent, McCormick, Martin, Brenner, Kic'k 
Oarry, Novak (Sthward) , Hurt, Byrne, Novak 
(10th ward), Brennan (10th ward), Duddles- 
ton, Finn, Patterson, Gary, Fowler, Maypole, 
Bos, Beilfuss, Hallstrom, Raymer, Smulski, 
Kunz. Johnson, Oberndorf, Conlon, Morris, 
Powers, Pettibone. Eisfeldt, Werno, Herr. 
mann, Smite, Goldzier, Helm, Minwegen, 
Butler, Williston, Blake (26th ward) , Kuester, 
Xeeney, Wulff, Rector, Hackley, Russell, 
Zeman, Boyd, Eidmann, Badenoch, Nelson, 
Mavor, -Watkins, Jones, Bennett, Corkery, 
R,ace. Hunter- 65. 

Nays — None. 

The following is the ordinance as passed: 

AN ORDINANCE 

Repealing an ordinance for a sewer in 
Palmer avenue, from 73rd street to 75th 
street, in the City of Chicago, County of 
Cook and State of Illinois. 

Be it ordained by the City Cou7icil of the City 
of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the ordinance entitled 



"An ordinance for a vitrified tile pipe sewer 
in Palmer avenue, from 73rd street to 75th 
street," passed February 26th, A. D. 1894, 
be and the same is hereby repealed, and 
that the assessment made under the provis- 
ions of said ordinance. Docket No. 17936 in 
th© County Court of Cook County, Illinois, 
be and the same is hereby annulled. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in 
force from and after its passage. 

also, 

A report and ordinance .repealing an ordi- 
nance for sewer in Berteau avenue, from 
Lincoln avenue to North Leavitt street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Kuester, the ordinance was put upon its 
passage and passed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Pike, Thompson, 
Ailing, Dixon, Jackson, Blake (5th ward), 
Kent, McCormick, Martin, Brenner, Fick, 
Garry, Novak (Sthward) , Hurt, Byrne, Novak 
(10th ward), Brennan (10th ward) , Duddles- 
ton, Finn, Patterson, Gary, Fowler, Maypole, 
Bos, Beilfuss, Hallstrom, Raymer, Smulski, 
Kunz, Johnson, Oberndorf, Conlon, Morris, 
Powers, Pettibone, Eisfeldt, Werno, Herr- 
mann, Smith, Goldzier, Helm, Minwegen, 
Butler, Williston, Blake (26th ward) , Kuester, 
Keenev, Wuilf, Rector. Hackley, Russell, 
Zeman, Boyd, Eidmann, Badenoch, Nelson, 
Mavor, Watkins, Jones, Bennett, Corkery, 
Race, Hunter — 65. 

jVrt?/s— None. 

The following is the ordinance as passed: 

AN ordinance 

Repealing an ©rdinancG for a server in Ber- 
teau avenue, from Lincoln avenue to North 
Leavitt street, in the City of Chicago, 
County of Cook and State of Illinois. 

Be it ordained hy the City Council of the City 
of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the ordinance entitled 
''An ordinance for a vitrified tile pipe sewer 
in Berteau avenue, from Lincoln avenue to 
N@r.th Leavitt street," passed November 13th, 
A. D. 1899, be and the same is hereby repealed, 
and that the assessment made under the pro 



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visions of said orcUniincc, corillrineU Februnry 
mth. A. 1). I'.tOO, Wiirrant No. 24()r)l, he .iinl 
tilt! sHtiM! Is hurubv atiDullod. 

Section 2. That the City Coiiiptrollar itc 
and h« Ik lieroby directed to refund idl money 
l)iiid on account of siiid Warrant No. '.MO.')! 
upon tlie presentation of llie original receipts 
for the same. 

Section 3. This ordinance slmll Ix; in 
force from nnd after its passaf^e. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance repealing an ordi- 
iiatice for sewer in Bishop street, from West 
4i)tli street to West 47th street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Russell, the ordinance was put upon its pas- 
sage and passed by .yeas and nays as follows- 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Pike, Thompson, 
Ailing, Dixon, JacUson, Blake (5th ward), 
Kent, McCormick, Martin, Brenner, Fick, 
Garry, Novak (8th ward), Hurt, Byrne, Novak 
(10th ward), Brenuan (lOtb ward), Duddles- 
ton, Finn, Patterson, Gary, Fowler, Maypole, 
Bos, Beilfuss, Hallstrora, Raymer, Smulski, 
Kuuz, Johnson, Oberndorf, Conlon, Morris, 
Powers, Pettibone, Eisfeldt, Werno, Herr- 
mann, Smith, Goldzier, Helm, Minwegen, 
Butler, Williston, Blake (26th ward), Kuester, 
Keener, •Wulff, Rector, Hackley, Russell, 
Zeman. Boyd, Eidmann, Badenoch, Nelson, 
Mavor, Watkins, Jones, Bennett, Corkery, 
Race, Hunter — 65. 

JS^ays — None. 

The following is the ordinance as passed : 

AN ORDINANCE 

Repealing an ordinance for a sewer in Bishop 
street, from West 46th street to West 47th 
street, in the City of Chicago, County of 
Cook, and State of Illinois. . 

J3e it ordained by the City Council of the City 
of Chicago. 

Section 1. That the ordinance entitled 
"An ordinance for a vitrified tile pipe sewer 
in Bishop street, from West 46th street to 
West 47th street," passed December 4th, A. 
D. 1899, be and the same is hereby repealed, 
and that the assessment made under the 



pr(jvlRlori8 of said ordinance, confirmed 
Marcli ir)th, A. D. 1900, Warrant No. 24H17, 
be and the same is hereby annuled. 

Skctio.n 2. That the City Comptroller be 
und he is hereliy directed to refund all money 
paid on account ©f said Warrant No. 24817 
upon presentati(;n (jf the original receipts for 
the same. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall be ia 
force from and after its passage. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance repealing an ordi- 
nance for sewer in Calumet avenue, from 
56th street to 57th street. 

By unanlmaus consent, on motion of Aid. 
Bennett, the ordinance was put upon its- 
passage and passed by yeas and nays as 
follows: 

Fm.s— Kenna, Coughlin, Pike, Thompson, 
Ailing. Dixon, Jackson, Blake (5th ward),. 
Kent, McCormick, Martin, Brenner, Fick, 
Garry, Novak(8th ward). Hurt, Byrne, Novak 
(10th ward), Brennan (10th ward), Duddles- 
ton, Finn, Patterson, Gary, Fowler, Maypole, 
Bos, Beilfuss, Hallstrom, Raymer, Smulski, 
Kunz, Johnson, Oberndorf, Conlon, Morris,^ 
Powers, Pettibone. Eisfeldt, Werno, Herr- 
mann, Smith, Goldzier, Helm, Minwegen,. 
Butler, Williston, Blake (26th ward) , Kuester,^ 
Keeney, Wulfl, Rector, Hackley, Russell, 
Zeman, Boyd, Eidmann, Badenoch, Nelson, 
Mavor, Watkins, Jones, Bennett, Corkery, 
Race, Hunter — 65. 

J^ays — None. 

The following is the ordinance as passed: 

AN ORDINANCE 

Repealing an ordinance for a sewer in Calu- 
met avenue, from 56th street to 57th street, 
in the City of Chicago, County of Cook and 
State of Illinois. 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 
of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the ordinance entitled 
"An ordinance for a vitrified tile pipe sewer 
in Calumet avenue, from 56th street to 57th 
street," passed November 13th, A. D. 1899, 
be and the same is hereby repealed, and that 



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the assessment made under the provisions ©f 
said ordinance, confirmed January 11th, A. 
D. 1900, Warrant I^o. 24628, be and the same 
is hereby annulled. 

Section 2. That the City Comptroller be 
and he is hereby directed to refund all money 
paid on account of said Warrant No. 24628 
upon presentation of the original receipts for 
the same. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall be in 
force from and after its passage. 



PETITIONS, COMMUNICATIONS AND ORDI- 
NANCES.. 

Aid. Ailing presented an ordinance for 
Tacating the east and west alley south of and 
adjoining the east 6 feet of Lot 10, etc., 
Block 93, Canal Trustees' Subdivision Section 
27, 39, 14, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, S. D. 

Aid. Ailing presented the claim of Dan 
Hardin for refund of money advanced f®r 
water mains, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Dixon and Ailing presented the fol- 
lowing order: 

Ordered^ That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
issue n@ vouchers for the paving of 29th 
street, between State street and Wentworth 
avenue, because the bricks used in said pav- 
ing are not of as good quality as required in 
the specifications, in accordance with which 
the contract for said paving was let. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Blake (5th ward) presented the claim 
®f Pat Kennedy for services in the Water 
Pipe Extension Department, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Martin presented a petition and an 
order for the repeal of ordinance for paving 
(brick) Archer avenue, from Stewart ave- 
nue t® Ashland avenue; also, order for pav- 
ing (asphalt) Archer avenue, from Stewart 
avenue to Ashland avenue, which were 

Referred tC the Board of Local Improve- 
ments. 



Aid. McCormick presented the following 
order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
replace the four-inch water main now laid in 
Arch street, from Archer avenue to 29th 
street, with a six-inch water main, and charge 
the cost of doing said work to the Water 
Fund from m@neys not otherwise appro- 
priated. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed by yeas 
and nays as follows : 

Teas— Kenna, Coughlin, Pike, Thompson, 
Ailing, Dixon, Jackson, Blake (5th ward), 
Kent, McCormick, Martin, Brenner, Fick, 
Garry, Novak (8th ward), Hurt, Byrne,Novak 
(10th ward), Brennan (10th ward), Duddles- 
ton, Finn, Patterson, Gary, Fowler, Mapyole, 
Bos, Beilfuss, Hallstrom, Raymer, Smulski, 
Kunz, Johnson, Oberndorf, Conlon, Morris, 
Powers, Pettibone, Eisfeldt, Werno, Herr- 
mann, Smith, Golazie'r, Helm, Minwegen, 
Butler, Williston, Blake (26th ward),Kuester, 
Keeney, Wulfl, Rector, Hackley, Russell, 
Zeman, Boyd, Eidmann, Badenoch, Nelson, 
Mavor, Watkins, Jones, Bennett, Corkery, 
Race, Hunter — 65, 

Nays — None. 

Aid. Brenner presented the following or- 
der: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works issue a permit to Shiff & Co. for an 
electric sign to hang across sidewalk in front 
of No. 503 South Jefferson street, same to be 
removed at the discretion ®f the Mayor or 
the Commissioner of Public Works. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Novak (10th ward) presented the 
following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
lay a water pipe in South 40th avenue, 150 
feet northward from a point 110 feet north of 
21st street, if it is found t® pay required rev- 
enue upon investigation. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Brennan (10th ward) presented the 
claim of D. O'Brien for rebate of water tax, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 
Aid. Finn presented the following order: 
Ordered, That the Corporation Counsel be 



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niul he Is hereby directed to Institute le(ral 
proct'ftlin^rs to compel the Clilcairo Union 
Traction Coinpauy to pave tlicir ri^'lil of w.iy 
on West llundolpli street, l)et\veen Klieldon 
und Ann street, witli vitrilieil hriclv. in accord- 
ance with the ordur of the City Council 
heretofore passed, and pursuant to notice 
given to said traction company by the Com- 
missioner of Tublic \Vorl\S. 

Which was referred to the Committee on 
Judiciary. 

Aid. Finn presented the foUowinsr orders: 

WnEUEAS, Section 2U'.» of the Revised 
Building Ordinances of the City of Chicago 
provides that all buildings of four or more 
stories in height shall be provided and 
ecjuipped with fire escapes and stand pipes, 
which shall be satisfactory to the Commis- 
sioner of Buildings, the Fire Marshal and the 
Fire Escape Inspector; and 

Whereas, The school buildings of the city, 
especially those of more recent construction, 
come within the provisions of these ordi- 
nances, and are without these commendable 
safeguards, to the imminent danger of pupils 
and teachers : and 

Whereas, This apparent disregard of the 
building ©rdinances on the part ©f the Board 
of Education has served as an excuse for fur- 
ther violations by owners of other buildings 
that come within the law; therefore, be it 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Build- 
ings take immediate steps, with the assist- 
ance of the Law Department, if necessary, 
to compel the Board of Education to conform 
with the provisions of these ordinances. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
issue a permit to Rev. Thomas F. Cashman 
to lay a cement sidewalk (next to the curbj 
eight (Sj feet wide, on the east side of Hermit- 
age avenue, from Jackson boulevard south to 
the alley. 

Which were, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Duddieston presented a petition and 
an order for paving (cedar blocks; I!^»ble 
street, between Ohio street and Kinzie street, 
which were 

Referred to the Board of Local Improve- 
ments 



Aid. Gary presented the following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lie Works bo and ho Is hereby directed to 
l»lace the six-fo(jt sidewalk on Fairdeld ave- 
nue, from Harvard strttet to 12th street, next 
to curb line. 

Whicli was, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid, Patterson presented the following or- 
dinance: 

Be it ordained hy the City Council of the City 
of Chicaf/o: 

Section 1. That the next regular meeting 
of the City Council after the meeting of 
October 22, 1900, be and the same is hereby 
fixed for the second regular meeting night in 
November (November 12, 1900; at 7:30 
o'clock P. M. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in 
force from and after its passage. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed by j-eas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas— KenusL, Coughlin, Pike, Thompson, 
Ailing, Dixon, Jackson. Blake foth ward), 
Kent, McCormick, Martin. Brenner, Fick, 
Garry,Novak (8th ward), Hurt. Byrne. Novak 
(10th ward). Brennan (10th ward). Duddies- 
ton. Finn, Patterson. Gary. Fowler, Maypole, 
Bos, Beilfuss, Hallstrom, Raymer, Smulski, 
Kunz. Johnson, Oberndorf, Conlon, Morris, 
Powers, Pettibone, Eisfeldt. Werno. Herr- 
mann. Smith, Goldzier, Helm, Minwegen. 
Butler. Williston. Blake (26th ward) .Kuester. 
Kgeney. Wulff, Rector, Hacklev. Russell. 
Zeman. Boyd. Eidmann. Badenoch. Nelson. 
Mavor, Watkins. Jones, Bennett. Corkery, 
Race Hunter— 65. 

Xays — None. 

Aid. Patterson presented orders for curb- 
ing, grading and paving (asphalt) the fol- 
lowing streets, viz: 

Taylor street, from Douglas boulevard to 
Central Park avenue. 

Harvard street, from Douglas boulevard to 
Central Park avenue. 

Polk street, from Douglas boulevard to 
Central Park avenue. 

Francisco avenue, from Harrison street to 
Lexingten street. 

Homan avenue, from Harrison street to 
Lexington street. 



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St. Louis avenue, from Harrison street to 
Lexington street. 

Lawndale avenue, from Flournoy street to 
Taylor street. 

Central Park avenue, from Lexington street 
to 12th street. 

For lamp posts on the following streets : 

Harvard street, from Douglas boulevard 
to Kedzie avenue. 

Polk street, from Douglas boulevard to 
Kedzie avenue. 

Lexington street, from Douglas boulevard 
to Kedzie avenue. 

Taylor street, from Douglas boulevard to 
Central Park avenue. 

Flournoy street, from Central Park avenue 
to Lawndale avenue. 

Lawndale avenue, from Harrison street to 
Taylor street. 

Homan avenue, from Harrison street to 
Taylor street. 

St. Louis avenue, from Harrison street to 
Taylor street. 

Francisco avenue, from Harrison street to 
Lexington street. 

Spaulding avenue, from Harrison street to 
Lexington street. 

Central Park avenue, from Harrison street 
to 12th street, which were 

Referred to the Board of Local Improve- 
ments. 

Aid. Maypole presented the following or- 
ders: 

Ordered, That the Corporati®n Counsel be 
and he is hereby requested to advise this 
body as to whether or not the City of Chi- 
cago has the power to compel the Lake Street 
Elevated Railroad Company, its successors 
and assigns, to transfer the columns support- 
iflg the girders and rails of its structure and 
station platforms wherever necessary within 
the new street or curb line to be made by the 
widening of West Lake street, between Reck- 
well street and Homan avenue. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
estimate and ascertain the cost of transfer- 
ring and resetting curbstones' ©n beth sides 
of West Lake street, between Rockwell street 



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and Homan avenue, made necessary by the 
widening of West Lake street between Rock* 
well street and Homan avenue, under an 
ordinance heretofore passed; and that said 
Commissioner of Public Works demand of 
the Lake Street Elevated Railroad Company 
that it pay to the City of Chicago the cost of 
transferring and resetting said curbstones; 
and that the Commissioner of Public Works 
estimate or ascertain the cost of paving the 
additional width given to the roadway of said 
West Lake street by such widening, in the 
same manner as the remainder of said road- 
way was paved at the time of the passage of 
a certain ordinance of the Lake Street Ele- 
vated Railway Company, to-wit: November 
11, 1890; and that the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works demand of the Lake Street Ele- 
vated Railroad Company that it pay to the 
City of Chicago the cost of such additional 
paving of such additional width given to the 
roadway of said West Lake street, between 
Rockwell street and Homan avenue. 

Said Commissioner of Public Works is 
directed, at the time said demands are made 
by him of said Lake Street Elevated Rail- 
read Company, to notify said railroad com- 
pany that the demands are made by him by 
virtue of a certain ordinance of November 
20, 1890, giving certain rights and privileges 
to the Lake Street Elevated Railway Com- 
pany, its successors and assigns. 

Which were, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Beilfuss presented the following 
orders : 

Ordered^ That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
have removed at once the building located in 
the middle of the street in front of premises 
No. 488 North Hoyne avenue, the same hav- 
ing stood in said street for the last six weeks. 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to have two lamp posts 
placed in front of the St. Paul's English 
Lutheran Church on Hirsch street, opposite 
Fairfield avenue. 

Which were, ©n motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Beilfuss presented- an order for a 10- 
foot cement sidewalk on both sides of Mil- 
waukee avenue, from North avenue to Lake 
street, which was 

Referred to the Board of Local Improve- 
ments. 



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Alii. Hull fuss prcHentud thu claims of F. 
flfihold «fc Sons for cliHlrn delivered the 
city ; M. A. Johnson for hpcclnl ubsesstnoot 
rebate; Louis I'rice for iliimiii;u to I)uslne8s 
on Recount «if tunnel construction, which 
were 

lleferreil to the Coinmittce on Finance. 

Aid. lios prcRonttd the following: ortler.s: 

< fnlrrrd /Vha{ t he Siipei iiitondcnt of Streets 
be Hud he is hereby ilirected to forthwith 
cause to be removed the frame house now 
obstructing: Hoyne avenue, between Hiiddon 
avenue and Thomas street. Said house is in 
process of beintj moved, and has been aban- 
doned by the contractor for its removal. 

Ordered, That the Superintendent of Streets 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a per- 
mit to property owners on both sides of Rock- 
well street, from Haddon avenue to Thomas 
street, for a 6-foot cement sidewalk, four feet 
from curb line. 

Which were, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Bos presented the following resolu- 
tion : 

Whereas. The title t© certain parts of 
California avenue, between Kinzie str«et and 
Grand avenue, according to the report of the 
Corporation Counsel, appear to be in certain 
private ownerships, and those claiming such 
ownership are asserting it as against the 
rights of the City of Chicago in said street; 
and, 

Whereas, As a matter of fact said Cal- 
ifornia avenue between said Kinzie street and 
Grand avenue has been heretofore dedicated 
and used as a public street sixty-six feet in 
width ; and, 

Whereas, Also parts of Washtenaw ave- 
nue, between said Kinzie street and Grand 
avenue,are claimed to be held by such private 
ownership, although as a matter of fact said 
Washtenaw avenue has been heretofore dedi- 
cated and used as a public street sixty-six feet 
in width ; therefore be it 

Resolved, That the Corporation Counsel be 
and he is hereby directed to take such pro- 
ceedings as he in his iudgment may deem 
proper to establish the right of the City of 
Chicago in California avenue and "Washtenaw 
avenue, between Kinzie street and Grand ave- 
nue, as public streets. 

Aid. Jackson moved that the resolution fee 



made a special order at the next regular 
nicetintr at o'clock \' . M.. and that a certain 
opinion of the CorjxjratWjn Counsel huttmitted 
to the Special Coniinittce on Track Elevation 
on the matter be publlHhcd. 

The tnotlon prevailed. 

The followlnjf is the opinion of the Cor- 
poration Counsel : 

Office of the CV)I Nhei. | 
to the (jori'ouatiox, r 
October 1«, 1900. ) 

To tlie llonorahU- (Unmrutta- on Track Kleva- 
tio?i, City (y'onnril, (J/iiaif/o: 

Gentlemen — In answer to your request for 
inforniation as to the rights of the Chicago, 
Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway Company 
and Chicago and Northwestern Railway Com- 
pany in California avenue, between Kinzie 
street and Grand avenue, I beg to submit 
that I hare procured an abstract of title to 
the said strip of land to be made by the Title 
Guarantee and Trust Company and a plat 
thereof, which I hand you herewith, to be 
made by the Map Department of the city. 

Calling your attention to the plat, the ab- 
stract shows that the title of the Chicago, 
Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway Company 
was acquired by various deeds of the several 
tracts indicated by the large letters and 
figures marked in red upon the plat. There 
are also marked upon the plat descriptions of 
the several conveyances, showing the names 
of the grantors and grantee in said deeds, 
with the dates thereof, dates of record, and 
book and page number where recorded. 

The conveyances in each instance have 
been made by metes and bounds, and 
the measurements thereof indicated upon 
the plat have been taken from the deeds 
as shown by the abstract. Such portions 
of the strip as are not shown to have been 
conveyed by deed to the railway company are 
colored in yellow upon the plat. There does 
not appear to have ever been any subdivision 
of the lands conveyed to the company lying^ 
north of the southerly line of its right of 
way and west of and adjoining what would 
be the center line of "California avenue;'* 
and the deeds of that portion thereof lying 
north of West Ohio street convey, it will be 
observed, to said center line. All the lands 
shown on the plat as lying east of said center 
line are in a subdivision made by Wright & 
Webster, July 20, 1S52. The plat of said 
subdivision designates no streets as such. 



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and under the law then in force (1845), there 
was n@ statutory dedication of any streets in 
said subdivision. The conreyances t® the 
railway company were made by metes and 
boands to said center line, except in the in- 
stances indicated upon the plat in yellow. 
The company does not appear ever to have 
acquired by deed any title to these portions 
represented in yellow ; neither, however, has 
the city acquired any rights therein so far as 
the abstract of title shows. 

The Chicag'o, Milwaukee and St. Paul 
Railway Company, then, appears to have a 
record title, north of its southerly line of 
right of way, to such part of the west half 
. of "California avenue" as is so indicated 
upon the plat; and to such part of the east 
half, as is so indicated upon the plat and 
lying north of the north line of Block thir- 
teen (13) , in Wright & Webster's Subdivisien. 

The Chicago and Northwestern Railway 
Company acquired by deed the title to Block 
thirteen (13), which is the remaining block 
on the east of said center line. Unless there 
was previously some dedication of a street, 
the company by its deed took title to said 
center line. I have pointed out, however, 
that there has been n© statutory dedication 
©f the west half of "California avenue"' 
north of the southerly line of the Chicago, 
Milwaukee and iSt. Paul Railway Company's 
right of way, and no statutory dedication at 
all of any part of the east half thereof. 

The only statutory dedication shown of any 
part of the "street" is of the strip thirty- 
three (33) feet in width lying east of and ad- 
joining Lots seven (7), eight (8) and ten 
(10), in Graydon & Carson's Subdivision, 
made November 28, 1881, and extending 
north from Kinzie street to said southerly 
line of said right of way of the Chicago, Mil- 
waukee and St. Paul Railway Company. 

"Under the provisions of the Revised Stat- 
utes (1845), a plat of a subdivision of land of 
the blocks and lots not made out, certified 
and acknowledged sufficiently and as therein 
provided, does not operate as a conveyance or 
dedication of the fee in the streets. The fail- 
ure to mat'k upon the plat the names of the 
places intended for streets, or even to call 
them streets, is fatal to the operation of the 
plat as a statutory dedication of the fee in 
such streets to the public." 

City of Chicago vs. Drexel, 141 Ills., 89. 

It is clear that under the decisions in this 
State, Wright & Webster did not make a 
statutory dedication of any part cf the so- 



called east half of "California avenue," and 
that there has been no such dedication of any 
part of the west half thereof lying north of 
the southerly line of the right of way of the 
Chicago, Milwaukee and" St. Paul Railway 
Company. 

The question remains, then, whether there 
has been any common law dedication. 

"To prove such a dedication both an intent 
on the part of the owner of the land to make 
it and an acceptance of such dedication by 
the proper public authorities must be shown; 
and the proof as to these facts must be clear 
and unequivocal. As said in Grube vs. 
Nichols, 36 111., 92: 'To make such a dedica 
tion the owner of the soil must devote the 
right of way to a public use, and it must be 
accepted and appropriated by the public to 
that use by travel or a recognition as a public 
highway by the proper authorities by repairs 
or otherwise; but when a dedication is relied 
UDon to establish a right the acts of both the 
donor and the public autborities should be 
unequivocal and satisfactory of a design to- 
dedicate on the one hand and to accept and 
appropriate to public use on the other.' See 
also Trustees vs Walsh, 57 Ills., 363; Klein 
vs. Town of Logan, 87 Ills., 64." 

City of Chicago vs. Drexel, supra. 

If there has been any intention to dedicate,, 
there is no sufficient evidence of it shown by 
the records ; nor do I find any evidence in the 
records tending to show any acceptance by 
any competent authority of any alleged dedi- 
cation, had there been one. 

The Department of Public Works informs 
me that 

"So far as 'the records of the department 
show said alleged 'avenue' between said 
points (Kinzie street and Grand avenue) has 
never been used as a street, nor do the rec- 
ords show that there ever were any sewers, 
drains, water service pipes, water mains, or 
lamps in or on said alleged 'avenue' between 
said points." 

Therefore, if there has been any common 
law dedication, the evidence thereof must lie 
wholly outside of the public records. Dedi- 
cation could be made in writing, or orally, or 
by acts of the parties sufficiently indicating 
the intention. 

"No particular form is required as to the 
validity of the dedication. It is purely a 
question of intention. An examination of 
the cases referred to in the argument will 
show that dedications have been established 
in every conceivable way by which the inten- 
tion of the dedicator could be evidenced." 

Godfrey vs. Alton, 12 111., 35. 

The nroof must be clear of an actual in- 



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tuntioti to ticdic.'itc or of Hiich aclK uiid dc- 
clili dl ions lis hlioiihl (M|iiit.til»ly CKlop IIk; 
owiuT froiii (l<'iiyiiitJ: siicli iiilciillon. 

As lo tiu! lille of llii! (Miicaj^'o iiinl Nortli- 
weHtorn lliiilway CNniipany; Tho Chlcu^jo 
ami North wt^slerri Itailvviiy ( Joiiipuiiy accjulrcd 
tltlo to Mlock tliirttMMi in VVrij^iil and 

Webster's Suhdivisloii, as above stated, and 
uctiuireil tltlo by deed to Hlock seven (7), in 
Uraydon <fc (^arson's Subdivision on tho west 
side of said "('alifornia av('MH(\" November 
131), issi. As lioreinabovt! stated, the rail- 
way eompany took title to the east half of 
tho so-ealled street adjoininpr said Block thir- 
teen, (13), unl(!ss some dedication of such 
part of said street can be shewn. The west 
thirty-three (83) feet of said "California 
avenue" adjoininj? said Block seven (7), and 
as far north as the southerly line of the right 
of way of the Chica^'o, Milwaukee and St, 
Paul Railway Company was dedicated ac- 
cording to statute, as hereinabove stated. 

I find nothing, however, in the records that 
the dedication was accepted. 

"A plat of a town properly certified, ac- 
knowledged and recorded, as required by- 
statute, when accepted by the municipality, 
operates as a conveyance in fee of the streets 
and alleys contained in the plat, but there 
must be an acceptance by the municipality. 
* * * An acceptance of dedication cannot 
be presumed from mere proof of the execu- 
tion and record of the plat. * * In this 
case the plat was made and recorded in 1866, 
but the City of Chenoa took no action in re- 
gard to the alley in question until July, 1895. 
Had the city intended an acceptance, surely 
some act would have been done indicating 
the Intention before the expiration of twenty- 
nine years." 

Jordan vs. City of Chenoa, 166 Ills., 530. 

In this case the Supreuie Court further 
aid : 

"But if there had been an acceptance in 
the first instance, upon the execution and 
recording of the plat, there was such an 
abandonment or nonuser on behalf of the 
city as to prevent it from the acceptance 
when it intended to open the alley in July, 
1895. * ^ * In City of Feoria vs. John- 
ston. 56 Ills., 45, it was held that where 
ground upon which a highway was laid out 
or was dedicated for that purpose has been in 
open and exclusive possession of the owner 
of the land fer more than twenty years, and 
a plea of nonuser by the public during that 
time, an extinguishment will be presumed. 
^ * * While the statute of limitations 
does not applj' in cases of this character, the 
defense of equitable estoppel from abandon- 
jnent or nonuser may be invoked." 

Jordan vs. City of Chenoa, supra. 



Tho acceptance of a dedication by a city 
may. of course, be Hhown In m ny ways out- 
side; of any public rc(tords. It could beestab- 
llsiie<l l)y any sul!icl(;nt evidence showing that 
as a fact the (dty had assumed jurisdiction or 
control in any way (jver the street'as Huch. 

I am therefore of opini(jn that before said 
"California avenue," between KIn/le street 
and Grand avenue, can be said to be legally 
(Uidicatcd or open to the pultlic satisfactory 
evidence of such a dedication, together with 
the clear intention to dedicate and acceptance 
and user l)y the oublic will have to be i)ro- 
ducod and proved as matters of fact and 
wholly outside of any records. 

Respectfully submitted, 

CiiAULEs M. Walkek, 

(Jorjioration CouuHel. 

The plat referred to in the foregoing opin- 
ion is on file in the office of the Corporation 
Counsel. 

Aid. Hallstrom presented the following 
order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and is hereby ordered to 
issue permit to the Uewey Club to string 
temporar, banners at Milwaukee and West- 
ern avenues, Milwaukee avenue and Robey 
street. North avenue and Washtenaw avenue. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Raymer presented the following or- 
ders : 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to have a lamp post 
erected in front of the Swedish Lutheran 
Mission Church on Artesian avenue, near 
North avenue. 

Whereas, There have been a great num- 
ber of structures erected in the City of Chi- 
cago by reason of the construction of elevated 
roads and also by the elevation of railroad 
tracks; and, 

Whereas, These structures become a good 
place for holdup men to lie in wait for inof- 
fensive citizens ; therefore, be it 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
is hereby instructed to take immediate steps 
to place sufficient lights under said structures 
so as it will be possible for pedestrians to see 
such characters as may be lying in wait for 
the inoffensive citizens. 

Which were, on motion, duly passed. 



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Aid, Smulski presented the following or- 
der: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Build- 
ings be and he is hereby ordered to issue a 
permit to Frank Bicszki to complete build- 
ing; at No. 218 Cleaver street. 

Aid. Kunz moyed its reference to the Com- 
mittee on Judiciary. 

Aid. Smulski moved to suspend the rules 
to pass the order. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Teas — Kenna, Coughlin, Pike, Thompson, 
Ailing, Dixon, Jackson, Blake (5th ward), 
Kent, McCormick, Martin, Brenner, Fick, 
Garry, Novak (8th ward). Hurt, Byrne, 
Novak (10th ward), Brennan (10th ward), 
Duddleston, Finn, Patterson, Gary, Fowler, 
Maypole, Bos, Beilfuss, Hallstrom, Raymer, 
Smulski, Johnson, Oberndorf, Conlon, Mor- 
ris, Powers, Pettibone, Eisfeldt, Werno, 
Herrmann, Smith, Helm, Minwegen, Butler, 
Williston, Blake (26th ward), Kuester, Kee- 
ney, Wullf, Rector, Hackley, Russell, Zeman, 
Boyd, Eidmann, Badenoch, Nelson, Mavor, 
Watkins, Jones, Bennett, Corkery, Race, 
Hunter— 63. 

jSfays — Kunz — 1. 

Aid. Smulski moved the passage of the 
order. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Smulski presented the claim of Wat- 
kins, Fretts & Vincent for rebate of water 
tax, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Herrmann presented the following 
order : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
^ refuse permits for the opening ol any street 
within the Twenty-first Ward to, and to pre- 
vent the opening of any such street by, any 
ga*s company which has not replaced any 
street by it heretofore opened in said ward 
to its former condition. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Smith presented the claim of the 
Metropolitan Electric Company for supplies, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



Aid. Goldzier presented the following ©rdi- 
nance • 

AN ORDINANCE 

To provide for safeguards against injuries ta 
workmen and others by machinery in fac- 
tories, workshops and other structures 
where machinery is employed. 

Be it ordained by the City Conttcil of the 
City of Chicago: 

Section 1. In every factory, workshop, or 
other place or structure where machinery is 
employed the belting, shafting, gearing, ele- 
vators and every other portion of machinery 
when so located as to endanger the lives and 
limbs of those employed therein while in the 
discharge of their duties shall be, as far as 
practicable, so covered or guarded as to make 
them reasonably safe and to prevent injury to 
such employes. 

Section 2. The enforcement of this ordi- 
nance shall be under control of the factory 
inspectors of the city Health Department. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall be in 
force from and after its passage. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Fms— Kenna, Coughlin, Piice, Thompson, 
Ailing, Dixon, Jackson, Blake (5th ward), 
Kent, McCormick, Martin, Brenner, Fick, 
Garry, Novak (8th ward). Hurt, Byrne, Novak 
(10th ward , Brennan (10th ward), Duddles- 
ton, Finn, Patterson, Gary, Fowler, Maypole, 
Bos, Beilfuss, Hallstrom, Raymer, Smulski, 
Kunz, Johnson, Oberndorf, Conlon, Morris, 
Powers, Pettibone, Eisfeldt, Werno, Herr- 
mann, Smith, Goldzier, Helm, Minwegen, 
Butler, Williston, Blake (26th ward), Kues- 
ter, Keeney, Wullf, Rector, Hackley, Rus- 
sell, Zeman, Boyd, Eidmann, Badenoch, Nel- 
son, Mavor,- Watkins, Jones, Bennett, Cork- 
ery, Race, Hunter — 65. 

Nays — None. 

Aid. Helm presented the claim of Wm. 
Rotsted for loss of horse, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Blake (26th ward) presented the fol- 
lowing orders : 



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Ordered, That the Commissioner of l'u\>- 
llc Works 1)0 and ho Is hcreliy dlrocted to 
issue permit to August MuiiistM' tm IscHte u 
metal water trou^li »it nortljwest corner of 
Huyno and Bolmont avenues, and mul<u thu 
neeossnry coniu'Ctions wifli tlie water mains 
fur llial purpose. 

Ordnrd, Tiiat tlic Corporation t'ounsel of 
the City of CliicajTo 1)0 ami li« herei)y is di- 
rected to talvc sucli lethal steps as may be 
necessary and i)roper to enforce tliat pro- 
vision of tlie ordinance granting? its fran- 
chise to the Northwestern EloTated Railroad 
C©mi)any, which i)rovides that "mail carriers 
in uniform may bo permitted to ride free of 
charire." 

Which were, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. BlaUe (26th ward) resented the fol- 
lowinfj order: 

Ordered, That the City Electrician place 
two (2) electric lights in the Twentj'-sixth 
Ward, one at the corner of Noble avenue and 
West Rarenswood Park, and one at the cor- 
ner of Nelson street and West Ravenswood 
Park, and charge the cost of the same to the 
Electric Lighting Fund. 

Which was referred to the Committee on 
Gas. Oil and Electric Light. 

Aid. Blake (26th ward) presented an order 
to relight all lamps turned off in the Twenty- 
sixth Ward. 

Aid. Jackson moved to amend the order to 
include all in the city. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Blake (26th ward) moved the passage 
of the order as amended. 

The motion preyaiied. 

The following is the order as passed. 

Ordered, That the City Electrician relight 
all street lamps heretofore turned off in the 
city, and charge the same to the fund appro- 
priated "for lighting the streets of Chicago 
by gas, gasoline or electric lights in the man- 
ners which may be necessary." 

Aid. Keeney presented an order for water 
supply pipes in Homer street, from North 
48th court to North 49th avenue, which was 

Referred to the Board of Local Improve- 
ments. 



Aid. Wultr presontcd the following ordi- 
nance: 

lie it ordtihlid hij the Clti/ ('(Hiitril of the t'lty 
o f ( '/iiriij/i> : 

Hectio.n 1. Tiiat a permit is hereby 
granted to Henry Kciiwart/ to conduct a cem- 
etery, to l>e known as the "Sous of Israel 
Cemetery," on the follwwing described pretn- 
ises: Block five (5) and Block six (6). in A. 
Dunning's Subdivision of the northwest one- 
(juarter (N. W. i^) of the northeast one- 
(luarter (N. E. ^) of Section nineteen (19). 
Township forty (40) North, Range thirteen 
(U3) East of the Third Principal Meridian, in 
Cook "County, State of Illinois, said land 
being situated in the Twenty-seventh Ward 
of the City of Chicago, in said county and 
State. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in 
force and effect from and after its passage. 

I 

Which was, on motion, duly passed by yeas 
i and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Pike. Thompson, 

Ailing, Dixon, Jackson, Blake (5th ward), 
Kent. McCormick, Martin. Brenner, Fick, 
Garry, Novak (8th ward). Hurt, Byrne, Novak 
(10th ward), Brennan (10th ward), Duddles- 
ton, Finn, Patterson, Gary, Fowler. Maypole, 
Bos, Beilfuss, Hallstrom, Raymer. Smnlski, 
Kunz, Johnson, Oberndorf. Conlon, Morris. 
Powers, Pattibone. Eisfeldt. Werno, Herr- 
mann. Smith. Goldzier, Helm. Minwegen, 
Butler. Williston, Blake (26th ward).Kuester. 
Keeney, Wulff, Rector. Hackley. Russell, 
Zeman, Boyd, Eidmann, Badenoch. Nelson, 
Mavor, Watkins, Jones, Bennett, Corkery, 
Race, Hunter — 65. 

yay-s — None. 

Aid. Wulff presented the claim of H. L. 
Brock for rebate of water tax. which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Wulff presented an order for paving 

the Sawyer Avenue Improvement System. 

For plank sidewalks on the following 
streets, viz. : 

West side of Avondale avenue, from_ Ed- 
munds street to North 56th avenue. 



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West side of Evergreeu avenue, from Nor- 
wood Park avenue to city limits. 

North side of Fulton avenue, from Ever- 
green avenue west to city limits. 

North side of Higgins avenue, from Mil- 
waukee avenue to city limits. 

East side of North 51st avenue, from Elstou 
avenue to Win©na avenue. 

Both sides of Elston avenue, from Foster 
avenue to North 50th avenue. 

Both sides of Norwood Park avenue, from 
Circle avenue to Evergreen avenue. 

Both sides of Circle avenue, from Ericson 
street to Ceylon avenue. 

North side of Sanford avenue, from Ceylon 
avenue west to city limits. 

East side of Mulberry avenue, from Ceylon 
avenue to Hubard avenue. 

North side of Myrtle avenue, from Ceylon 
avenue to North 72d avenue. 

South side of Av®udale avenue, from Cey- 
lon avenue to North 72d avenue. 

South side of Grand place, from Crescent 
avenue to North 72d avenue. 

Both sides of Crescent avenue, from Chee- 
ney avenue to Avondale avenue. 

West side of Cedar street, from Hubard 
avenue to Crescent avenue. 

Both sides of Republic avenue, from Ful- 
ton avenue to Hamilton avenue. 

West side of North 56th avenue, from Hig- 
gins avenue to Leland avenue. 

Also sewer in Costello avenue, from Cen- 
tral Park avenue to Lawndale avenue, which 
were 

Referred to the Board of Local Improve- 
ments. 

Aid. Rector presented the following 
order : 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to have erected two 
street lamps in front of church cerner 31st 
steet and 42d avenue, according to rule of 
furnishing lights for churches. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Rector presented an order for sewer 



in Grenshaw street, from South 43d avenue 
to South 44th avenue, which was 

Referred to the Board of Local Improve- 
ments. 

Aid. Rector presented the claim of Ira M. 
Cabe for rebate of water tax, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 
Aid. Zeraan presented the following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
order the Calumet Terminal Railroad Com- 
pany and the Pittsburgh Cincinnati, Chicag 
and St. Leuis to place a watchman and con 
struct gates at the intersection of 51st street, 
in the Thirtieth Ward. . 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Zeman presented the claim of A. F. 
Bordwell for rebate of water tax, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Eidmann presented the claim of Wm. 
P, Grover for rebate of water tax, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Nelson presented an order for lamp 
posts on 50th street, from Cottage Gr.ve ave- 
nue to Grand boulevard, which was 

Referred to the Board of Local Improve- 
ments. 

Aid. Mavor presented the claim of B. F. 
Jacobs for special assessment rebate, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Jones presented the following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be and he is hereby authorized 
and directed to issue a permit to the Grand 
Army of the Republic to string a banner at 
the corner of 92d street and Commercial 
avenue. The said permit to be revoked at 
any time at the discretion of the Mayor or 
the Commissioner of Public Works. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Watkins presented the following or- 
ders : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Build- 
ings be and he is hereby authorized and 
directed to issue a permit to Hansler & Lutz 
to repair frame building as per plan herewith 



October 'J2,J 



V2()G 



[1900 



at l»:i7«i niul Ewlng avenue (beint; the 

ninth forty fort of tlu; south two hundied 
fcot of tlic point west <!>f KvviiiK' uveuue and 
east of the L'aliiuu t llivt r ot north fraetlonul 
half t)f fractional Soction ir», 'A7, 14). The 
saiil permit to be Issued upon payment of tne 
rck'ular fees. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works 1)0 and he Is hereby directed to 
jnit in lOtitli strt'ct an S-inch water |)ipe, from 
Mackinaw avenue about SOO feet westward, 
to su|)ply the McKeynolds Elevator Company 
with water. 

Which were, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Watkins presented the claim of Louis 
Frey, aj^ent, for rebate of water tax. which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Bennett presented a petition and an 
order for paving the following system of 
streets, viz. : 

Seventy-third street, from I. C. R. R. to 
Stony Island avenue. 

Monroe, Adams ana Kimbark avenues, 
from 73d street to 75th street. 

Seventy-fourth street, from I. C. R. R. to 
Adams avenue. 

Noble court, from 74tu street to 75th street, 
which were 

Referred to the Board of Local Improve- 
ments. 

Aid. Bennett presented an order for sewer 
in 61st street, from I. C. R. R. to Stony- 
Island avenue, and in Jefferson avenue, from 
61st street to a point 125 feet north, which 
was 

Referred to the Board of Local Improve- 
ments. 

Aid. Bennett presented the following ordi- 
nance : 

AN ORDIXANCE 

Repealing an ordinance for a the improve- 
ment of' 73d street system, I. C. R. R. 
to Stony Island avenue, etc., etc., in the 
City of Chicago, County of Cook and State 
of Illinois. 

Be it ordained by the City Coimcil of the City 
of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the ordinance entitled 



• "An ordinance for the Improvement of curlj- 
Intf, jjradlng and paving, with asphalt, a 
system of streets, vi/., 7yd strett, from I. C. 
U. R. to Stony Island avenue, etc., etc., per 
Docket No. 2m5, ordinance page 100, that 
the same is hereby repealed, and that the 
assessments made under the provisions of 
said ordinance, Docket No. 23085, in the 
County Court of Cook County, Illinois, be 
and the same is hereby annulled. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in 
force from and after its passage. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Fm.s— Kenna, Coughlin, Pike, Thompson, 
Ailing, Dixon, Jackson, Blake (5th ward), 
Kent, McCormick, Martin, Brenner, Fick, 
Garry, Novak (8th ward). Hurt, Byrne, Novak 
(10th ward), Brennan (10th ward), Duddles- 
ton, Finn, Patterson, Gary, Fowler, Maypole, 
Bos, Beilfuss, Hallstrom, Raymer, Smulski, 
Kunz, Johnson, Oberndorf, Conion, Morris, 
Powers, Pettibone, Eisfeldt, Werno, Herr- 
mann, Smith, Goldzier, Helm, Minwegan, 
Butler, Williston,Blake (26th ward), Kuester, 
Keeney, Wultf, Rector, Hackley, Russell, 
Zeman, Beyd, Eidrnann, Badenoch, Nelson, 
Mavor, Watkins, Jones, Bennett, Corkery, 
Race, Hunter — 65. 

Xayii — None, 

Aid. Hunter presented a petition and an 
order for macadamizing Iowa street, from 
Willow avenue to Austin avenue, which were 

Referred to the Board of Local Improve- 
ments. 



REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES. 

FINANCE. 

The Committee on Finance, to whom Avas 
referred the claim of the National Emergency 
Hospital for decrease of water tax, submitted 
' a report recommending the passage of an ac- 
companying order. 

Aid. Mavor moved that the report be 
deferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report: 



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[1900 



Chicago, October 22, 1900. 

To the Jlayor and Aldermen of the City of 
Chicago in Council Assembled : 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was 
referred claim of National Emergency Hos- 
pital for decrease of water tax, having: had 
the same under advisement, beg leave to re- 
port and recommend the passage of the fol- 
lowing order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be and he is hereby authorized and 
directed to decrease all water tax assessed 
against property known as 507 Wieland 
street. The income from which property is 
used toward the support of the National 
Emergency Hospital at 531-33 Wells street. 

Wm. Mayor, 

Chairmayc. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
the claims of Patrick Fahey and NickFinkler 
for personal injuries, F. M. Blount for rebate 
of special assestment, and Phillip Malkan for 
rebate of saloon license, submitted a report 
recommending that the same be placed on 
file. 

Aid. Mavor moved to concur in the report. 
The motion prevailed. 

JUDICIARY. 

The Committee on Judiciary, t® whom was 
referred an ordinance for the repeal of ordi- 
nance passed for the opening of West 18th 
street, from Central Park avenue to Lawn- 
dale avenue, submitted a report recommend- 
ing that the same be passed. 

Aid. Ailing moved that the report be de- 
ferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report: 

Chicago, October 22d, 1900. 

To the Mayor a?id Aldermen of the City of 
Chicago in Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Judiciary, to whom 
was referred an ordinance for the repeal of 
the ordinance passed March 26, 1900, for the 
opening of West 18th street, from South 
Central Park avenue to South Lawndale ave- 
nue, having had the same under advisement, 



beg leave to report and recommend the pas- 
sage of the ordinance. 

Charles Allixg, 

C7iairm,an, pro tem. 

A>r ORDINANCE 

Repealing an ordinance for the opening of 
West Eighteenth street, between South 
Central Park avenue and South Lawndale 
avenue, passed March 26, 1900. 

Be it ordaitied by the Common Council of the 
City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the ordinance entitled 
"An ordinance for the opening of West 
Eighteenth street, from South Central Park 
avenue to South Lawndale avenue, in the 
City of Chicago, County ©f Cook and State 
of Illinois," passed March 26, 1900, be and the 
same is hereby repealed. 

Section 2. That the Corpoaation Counsel 
of the City of Chicago, be and he is hereby 
directed to dismiss the petition and discon- 
tinue all proceedings in Case No. 206,667, in 
the Superior Court of Cook County, en- 
titled City of Chicago vs. Clancy J. Demp- 
ster, et al., for the eondemnation ©f land for 
said street, and for levying an assessment 
therefor. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall be in force 
from and after its passage. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
resolution not to issue any permits for signs, 
banners, etc., in the down-town districts; 
resolution to provide buildings with furnace 
crematories ; order to barricade sidewalks in 
dangerous condition ; ordinance to prohibit 
building of wooden sidewalks in the city 
limits, submitted a report recommending 
that the same be placed on file. 

AM. Ailing moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

streets and ALLEYS, SOUTH DIVISION. 

The Committee on Streets and Alleys, 
S. D., to whom was referred an ordinance in 



October 22, J 



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[1900 



favor of F. ('. Schinidl for three bay wln- 
dowK, sul)iiiitltHl a ru|)ort rucoiiiiiiuiiiUnt,^ thut 
the Huniu be puuHud uh iiineiided. 

Aid. Alllnj; iimred that tlie ipport be de- 
ferred and |)ul>llHhed 

Tlic motion i)revailed. 

The foUowIn;? is the report, 

Chicago, October 23d, fOOO. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City oj 
Chica</o in. Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Streets and Alleys. 
•S. D., to whom WHS referred ordinance, F. C. 
(Schmidt, permit for three bay windows, hav. 
ing had the same under advisement, beg 
leave to report and recommend that same be 
passed as amended.' 

Chakles Alling, 
Chairma7i. 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 
of (-hie ago: 

Section 1. That permission and authority 
are hereby granted to F. C. Schmidt to con- 
struct and maintain three bay windows in 
front of Lots nineteen, twenty and twenty- 
one. Bloclf eight (S), Cornell, in N. W. 
Sec. 26. T. 38 N., R. 14, E. 3d P. M., as per 
plan attached. The same to be one-story in 
height, and to be removed upon the order of 
the Mayor or Commissioner of Public Works, 
and the said F. C. Schmidt to pay compensa- 
tion to the city at the rate of 25 cents per 
square foot per year. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in 
force from and after its passage. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
ordinance in favor of Albert F. Kern for 
bridge across alley ; »rder for permit to the 
Bowman Dairy Company for manure box, 
submitted a repert recommending that the 
same be placed on file. 

Aid. Ailing moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 



UNFINISHED BUSINESS. 
The Clerk, on motion ©f Aid. Mavor, pre- 



sented the report of the CJommittee on 
Finance on the mutter bt the Itids for the 
completion of the Thirty-ninth Street Inter- 
cepting Hewer, and an ordinance awarding 
the (contract to J(»hn V. Agnew, doferr«d and 
published Octob(;r ir>, l'.»(KJ, page 1177. 

Aid. Mavor moved to concur in the report 
and pass the ordinance. 

The uKJtion prevailed, and the ordinance 
was passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

}m« — Kenna, Coughlin, Pike, Thompson, 
Ailing, Dixon, Jackson, Jilake (oth ward^ 
Kent. McCormick, Martin, Brenner, Fick, 
Garry, Novak (8ih ward », Hurt.Bryne, Novak 
(10th ward), Brennan (10th ward;, Duddles- 
ton, Finn, Patterson. Garry, Fowler, Bos, 
Beilfuss, Hallstrom, Raymer, Smulski, Kunz, 
Oberndorf,C«nlon, Morris, Powers, Pettibone. 
Eiifeldt, Werno, Herrmann, Smith, Goldzier, 
Helm, Minwegen, Butler, Wiiliston, Blake 
(26th ward), Kuester, Keeney, WulfT, Rec- 
tor, Hackley, Russell, Zeman, Boyd, Eid- 
mahn, Badenoch, Nelson, Mavor, Watkins, 
Jones, Bennett, Corkery, Race, Hunter — 64. 

Xays — None. 

The following is the ordinance as passed: 

Whereas, Proposals have been received 
by the City of Chicago, in reply to an adver- 
tisement therefore heretofore duly made, for 
furnishing all labor and material of what- 
soever description necessary and to construct 
the uncompleted portion of the terminal sec- 
tion of the main conduit for intercepting 
sewers in Thirty-ninth street in the City of 
Chicago, to- wit, Section ''C" uncompleted 
portion of the tunnel section, being that por- 
tion of the conduit between a point at or 
near Butler street, and a point at or near 
Dearborn street ; also from a point at or near 
Vincennes avenue te Lake avenue, all in 
Thirty-ninth street, according to plans and 
specifications on file in the office of the De- 
partment of Public Works, which work was 
abandoned by the Chicago Star Construction 
and Dredging Company and its surety, the 
National Surety Company of New York ; and, 

Whereas, It appears from said proposals 
and bids that John P. Agnew is the lowest 
responsible bidder ; therefore 



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[1900 



Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 
of Chicago: 

Section 1. That a contract for the per- 
formance and completion of said worlj, in 
accordance with the plans and specifications 
therefor now on file in the oflSce ©f the De- 
partment of Public Works, be made and 
entered into between the City of Chicago and 
said John P. Agnew, according to the terms 
ef his said proposal and bid -therefor. 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Mavor, 
presented the report of the Committee on 
Finance on the claim of John L. Johnson f®r 
personal injuries, deferred and published Oc- 
tober 15, 1900, page 1177. 

Aid. Mavor moved to concur, in the re- 
port and pass the order. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed- 

Ordered^ That the City Attorney be and he 
is hereby authorized and directed to allow 
judgment to be taken against the city in favor 
of John L. Johnson, for f 250. 00; the same to 
be in full settlement for personal injuries 
received by his son, John L. Johnson, 
November 15, 1899, at 5401 Wentworth av- 
enue, occasioned by a defective sidewalk, per 
his recommendation attached hereto. i 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Mavor, 
presented the report of the Committee on 
Finance on the claim of Henry Mickow on 
account of personal injuries, deferred and 
published October 15, 1900, page 1177. 

Aid; Mavor moved to concur in the re- 
port and pass the order. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered^ That the Corporation Counsel be 
and he is hereby authorized and directed to 
take such legal action as he may deem neces- 
sary to have the tax deed title to Lots 73 and 
74, Block 14, Walker's Subdivision of the 
northeast quarter. Section 25, Township 39 
North, Range 13, known as 147 and 149 West 
26th street, which was sold under special 
assessment in error after the water service 
pipes had already been put in by said Henry 
Mickow, set aside, and to restore title to the 
legal owners. 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Mavor, pre- 



sented the report of the Committee on 
Finance on the claim of Wm. H. Bush for 
discount on water bill, deferred and pub- 
lished October 15, 1900, page 1178. 

Aid. Mavor moved to concur in the report 
and pass the order. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be and he is hereby authorized and di- 
rected to allow the regular discount of $3.48 
to Wiiliam H. Bush, 323 Chicago avenue, 
upon payment of the current water bill for 
said premises. 

The Clerk, on iiiotion of Aid. Mavor, 
presented the report of the Committee on 
Fifiance on the claim of M. J. Cragin for 
material and labor on the Carter H. Harri- 
son Crib, deferred and published October 15, 
1900, page 1178. 

Aid. Mavor moved to concur in the report 
and pass the order. 

The motion prevailed, and the order was 
passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Teas, — Kenna, Coughlin, Pike, Thompson, 
'Ailing, Dixon, Jackson, Blake (5th ward), 
Kent, McCormicl?, Martin, Brenner, Fick, 
Gary, Novak (8th ward). Hurt, tyrne, Novak 
(10th ward), Brennan^lOth ward), Duddles- 
ton, Finn, Patterson, Gary, Fowler, Maypole, 
Bos, Beilfuss, Hallstrom, Raymer, Smulski, 
Kunz, Johnson, Oberndorf, Conlon, Morris, 
Powers, Pettibone, Eisfeldt, Werno, Herr- 
mann, Smith, Goldzier, Helm, Minwegen, 
Butler, Williston, Blake (26th ward), Kuester, 
Keeney, WulfE, Rector, Hackley, Russell, 
Zeman, Boyd, Eidmann, Badsnoch, Nelson, 
Mavor, Watkins, Jones, Bennett, Corkery, 
Race, Hunter — 65. 

Nays — None. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be and he is hereby authorized and 
directed to allow the additional compensation 
of $734.14 asked for by M. J. Cragin; the 
same to be in full settlement of all claims for 
material and labor performed on the Carter 
H. Harrison Crib, occasioned by the change 
in plans as originally made, per his recom- 
mendation of October 11, 1900, and the rec- 
ommendation of the City Engineer, heret© 
attached. 



(1900 



Tho Clork, on moiion of AUl. Mnvor, pro- 
scMitod tln' n-port of Lhi; ( 'niiiiiiltteo on Fl- 
iiimcf eii tlidcliiim or l\w I'll Islxi i^'li lirl«l;;o 
CoiiipHuy for uxtrus, dofeiTocl uikI published 
Octol'tM- ir.. I'.KM), piijfo U7K; 

AUl. Miivor inovoii in concur In llio report 
anil pass I he order. 

The motion previiiled unci Ihe order was 
])iissed by yeas and nays as followfi: 

}V((.s- Kenna. Couphlln, Pike, Thonip.son, 
Ailing-, Dixon, Jackson, Hlake (Hth ward), 
KcnI. McC'ormick, Martin, lirenner, Fick, 
Harry, Novak{Sth ward). Hurt, Byrne, Novak 
(10th ward), Brennan (10th ward), Duddles- 
ton, Finn, Patterson, Gary, Fowler, Maypole, 
Bos, Beilfuss, Hallstroni, Rayn)er, iSniulski, 
Kunz, Johnson, Oberndorf, Conlon, Morris, 
Powers, PettiV)one, Eisfeldt, Werno, Herr- 
mann, Smith, Goldzier, Helm, Minwef?en, 
Butler, Williston, Blake (2Gth ward), Kuester, 
Keeney, Wulff, Rector, Hackley, Russell, 
Zeman, Boyd, Eidman, Badenoch, Nelson, 
Mavor, Watkins, Jones, Bennett, Corkery, 
Race, Hunter — 05. 

Nays — None. 

The followinfr is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be and he is hereby authorized and 
directed to allow the additional compensation 
asked for by the Pittsburgh Bridge Com- 
pany, amounting to $759.13, being the addi- 
tional cost ©f labor and material for the 
superstructure of the Carter H. Harrison 
crib, on account of being delayed in the per- 
formance of their contract of July 11, 1898. 
This action is taken upon the recommenda- 
tion of the Commissioner of Public Works 
and the City Engineer, attached hereto, and 
the opini«n of the Corporation Counsel in an 
identical case, copy of which is hereto at- 
tached. 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Mavor, pre- 



Kentcd tho report of the Cotnnuttee on 
Finance on the claim of Kozinlnski & Yon- 
dorf for decreasK of water tax, deferred and 
published October 15, 19(K), pajfe 117U. 

Aid. Mavor moved t(» concur In Ihe repert 
and j)ass the order. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed : 

Ordf ird, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be and lie is hereby authorized and 
directed to allow decrease of f^lOS.OOto Koz- 
minskl & Yondorf in the water tax assessed 
against 4:327 Indiana avenue. 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Mavor, 
l^re.sented the report of the Committee on 
Finance on the claim of Robert Htuart for 
rebate on water tax. deferred and published 
October 15, 1900, page 1179. 

Aid. Mavor moved to concur in the report 
and pass the order. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be and he is hereby authorized and 
directed to issue a voucher to Robert Stuart 
for SllO.lO, the same to be in full of all 
claims for the rebate of water tax against 
property known as 630 71st street, and the 
Comptroller is ordered to pay the same. 

ADJOUKXMEXT. 

Aid. Powers moved tbat the Council do 
now adiourn. 

The motion prevailed. 



And the Council stood adjourned until 
Menday November 12, 1900, at 7:30 o'clock, 
P. M. 




atu Clerk, 



aOHN F, HieOINS PRINT t»e '8 8. CUVRK STREET, OHtCAQOt 



November 12,] 1211 . ^l^OO? 



CITY COUNCIL, 



CHICAGO. 



Regular Meeting, November 12, 1900. 



OFFICIAL RECORD. 

Published by authority of the City Council of the 
City of Chicago, November 16, 190Q. 

Present — His Honor, the Mayor, and Aid. 
Kenna, Coughlin, Pike, Ailing, Dixon, Fore- 
man, Jackson, Blake (5th ward), Kent, 
McCormick, Martin, Brenner, Fick, Garry, 
Novak (8th ward) , Hurt, Byrne, Novak (10th 
ward), Brennan (10th ward), Duddleston, 
Finn, Patterson, Gary, Fowler, Maypole, Bos, 
Beilfuss, Hallstrom, Rayraer, Smulski, Kunz, 
Oberndorf, Brennan (18th ward), Conlon, 
Morris, Powers, Pettibone,Werno,Herrmann, 
Smith, Goldzier, Peterson, Olson, Helm, 
Minwegen, Butler, Williston, Blake (26th 
ward) , Kuester, Keeney, Wulff, • Hackley, 
Russell, Carey, Zeman, Boyd, Eidmann, 
Badenoch, Nelson, Mavor, Watkins Jones, 
Bennett, Race and Hunter. 

Absent — Aid. Thompsen, Johnson, Eis- 
feldt, Rector and Corkery. 

MINUTES. 

Aid. Jackson moved that the minutes of 



the regular meeting held October 23, 1900, 
be approved without being read. 

The motion prevailed. 

REPORTS OF CITY OFFICERS. 

His Honor, the Mayor, submitted his re- 
port of releases from the House of Correc- 
tion for the three weeks ending Novembee 
10th, 1900, which was 

Placed on file. 

ALSO, 

The following communication : 

Mayor's Office, )• 
November 12th, 1900. f. 

To the Hotiorahhy the City Gottncil: 

Gentlemen— I herewith submit a commu- 
nication from the City Comptroller, which ex- 
plains itself. 

Respectfully yours, 

Carter H. Harrison, 
Mmior. 



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DkI'AUTMIONT ok I'^INANOK, | 

Cm<iA(i<», N»ycinbor la, 11)00. \ 

lion. (Utrln- II. Ifari'uun, Afayor: 

DicAic Siu Itofori'intjf lo ourvorlml coiivor- 
sfttioii of th'iH ni(n iiiii}f in leforoiico to scpa- 
rutin^r tho special asscs8inont fuiidn under tlio 
new law on the books of th(< (lity Ticasu ror's 
olllco, you nro rcspcct.fully advised tlial, i 
herewith hand you draft of an order, wliicii 1 
reconiniond bo passed by the City Council in 
tlic matter. 

Very respectfully, 

Wm. D. Kbufoot, 
Oomptroller. 



Ordered, That the City Treasurer transfer 
frona the Special Assessineot Fund ail moneys 
belonjjinff to special assessments made under 
the Local Improvements Act of 1897, and 
open up on the books of his office a separate 
account with each special assessment warrant 
by warrant number, showing? the account 
with each installment thereunder. 

Which was referred to the Committee on 
Finance. 

ALSO, 

The following communication: 

Ma.tor'8 Office, > 
October 23d, 1900. j 

To the Honorable, the City Council: 

Gentlemen — On June 18th, 1900, your 
Honorable Body passed aa ordinance pro- 
hibiting the erection of telegraph or tele- 
phone poles in the city. The Chicago Tele- 
phone Company, as well as the Common- 
wealth Electric Company, submitted com- 
munications to me, in which they ask the 
vetoing of this ordinance. The communica- 
tions reached my hands at too late an hour 
to veto. At the next regular meeting of 
your Honorable Body, June 25th, 1900, I sub- 
mitted a communication, asking the repeal- 
ing of the ordinance, believing that the terms 
of this ordinance were so sweeping as to 
make its attempted enforcement appear un- 
reasonable, should the matter be submitted 
to the courts for adjudication. The ordinance 
has since been held up in the Judiciary Com- 
mittee to which it was at that time referred. 
I transmit herewith communications re- 
ceived at that time from the Chicago Tele- 
phone Company and the Commonwealth 



Klectrlc Conjpany, which I would ask to 
have referr<Ml to tin; Coiniiiittee on .Judiciary, 
who should be Instructed to mak(? un early 
report upon this ordinance. 

llospectfully, 

CAKTKii 11. Haimiihon, 
Mayor. 

CiiicAoo Telephone Comtant, > 
Chicago, 111., June 18, 1900. ) 

Hon. (Jarter If. Jfurrlfton, Mayor of the City 
of Chicayo, City Hall., Chicago: 

Deaii Sik — The Chicago Telephone Com- 
pany respectfully requests you to veto an or- 
dinance passed by the City Council June 
11th, 1900, and shown at page 526 of the 
printed Council Proceedings, relating to the 
prohibition of telegraph or telephone poles in 
the city. 

"We endeavor to be brief in indicating some 
of the reasons why the ordinance should not 
be approved. 

1. It is unnecessary, so far as this com- 
pany is concerned. The company has always 
endeavored to work in harmony with the 
wishes of the city authorities, and clears 
streets from its overhead structures in ad- 
vance of street repaviner. Last year this 
company ©leaned up over twenty-six (26) 
miles of streets in the city. It was stated at 
the hearings before the Judiciary Com- 
mittee that the oriinance was not aimed at 
this company. It seems unjust and unfair 
that a duty which it is considered some other 
company is neglecting should be enforced by 
imposing burdens upon those who are not 
neglectful. If the present plan of clearing 
up streets in advance of street improvements 
is pursued, and in addition districts should 
be specified for clearing away, as provided in 
the ordinance, an intolerable and impossible 
amount of work would be imposed upon the 
company in a short time. 

2. It is unnecessary and unreasonable to 
forbid poles in alleys in all of the outlying 
sections of the city. Great stretches ©f the 
city do not as yet warrant the city or any 
company in putting in expensive underground 
construction for the small amount of service 
needed there. 

3. The first section of the ordinance pre- 
poses a direct and positive breach on the part 
of the city of its contracts with the company 
under ordinances giving the right to erect 



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-poles. While it is understood that nothing 
in an ordinance permitting the erection of 
■poles would maintain those poles against a 
proper exercise of the police power of the 
«ity, this ordinance insists that every com- 
pany should forever estop itself from denying 
the propriety of the removal of any pole to 
be hereafter erected. 

There are many other good reasons, both 
legal and from a business standpoint, apply- 
ing to the city as well as other pole users, 
ifhich make this ordinance an improper one. 

The Chicago Telephone Company will in 
the future, as it has in the past, co-operate 
with the city officials in clearing streets from 
its overhead structures in advance of street 
improvements if this ordinance is vetoed and 
the reasonable policy heretofore pursued by 
the city is continued as to the re-location in 
alleys, where necessary, or the going under- 
ground on the streets to be improved. 

Very respectfully, 

A. S. HiBBAKB, 

Getieral Manager. 



Commonwealth Electric Company, ) 
Chicago, June 18th, 1900. | 

ITon. Carter H. Harrison^ Jfayor, City of 
Chicago: 

Dear !Sir — We respectfully beg to state 
that we will, as we have in the past, co-oper- 
ate with your administration in the removal 
of this company's poles and overhead wires 
from streets in advance of permanent paving. 

In view of our willingness to continue this 
policy we feel that there is no necessity for 
the ordinance which was passed at the last 
meeting of the Council prohibiting the erec- 
tion ©f additional poles and ovehread wires, 
and contemplating the removal of all poles 
and overhead wires now existing, and we 
respectfully request that the ordinance be 
returned without your approval. 

Yeurs respectfully, 

Louis H. Ferguson, 
General Superintendent. 

Which was referred to the Committee on 
Finance. 

also. 

The following veto message: 



Mayor's Office, \ 
November 12th, 1900. j 

To the Honorable., tJie City Council: 

Gentlemen — I herewith return, without 
my approval, an order passed by your Hon- 
orable Body at its last meeting, directing the 
City Electrician to "relight all street lamps 
heretofore turned off in the city, and charge 
the same to the fund appropriated for light- 
ing the streets of Chicago by gas, gasoline or 
electric lights in the manners which may be 
necessary," for the reason that the order is 
too general, it leaving no discretion whatever 
with the City Electrician. Moreover, the ap- 
priation which is referred to, $450,000, is 
barely sufficient to cover the lights now used 
and estimated to be used for balance of 
the year. 

Respecffully, 

Carter H. Harrison, 
Mayor. 

Aid. Jackson moved to reconsider the vote 
by which the order referred to in the 
veto message of His Honor, the Mayor, was 
passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Jackson moved that the order be 
passed, the veto of His Honor, the Mayor, to 
the contrary notwithstanding. 

The motion was lost. 

ALSO, 

The following veto message: 

Mayor's Office, j 
November 13th, 1900. j 

To the Honorable, the City Council : 

Gentlemen — I herewith return, without 
my approval an order passed by your Honor- 
able Body at its last meeting directing the 
Commissioner of Buildings to issue a permit 
to Frank Bicszki to complete building at No. 
218 Cleaver street, for the reason that the 
same is in direct violation of the building 
ordinance, as per report of the Building In- 
spector hereto attached. There would be no 
objection to the passage of such an order if 
secured upon a full understanding of the 
facts by your Honorable Body. Orders 
of similar character have heretofore been 
passed but without misrepresentation of the 
facts. I would suggest a reference of the or 



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ilor to llic Comniittoc on St roots mul Alloys 
West for coiuldorat ion and report. 

Kospoctfiilly, 

( 'AIC I KU if li VUUIHON, 



DlCrAHrMKNT OK Ml :iM)IN(<S, ) 

CiiiCAOo, Oct. tif), v.m. \ 

J/uii. Jitiiirs Me Ami nil's, < 'iiniinlssitniir of 
liuihliiHfs: 

Dear Siu— The fellovvintj is ii report of 
buildlnff at 218 Cleaver street. Tlic, buildinf? 
's a two-story frniue ;3()x-18. A permit was 
issued to re-shin^-le sume. I find they have 
re-construeted the whole i buildiii<j. I ex- 
amined the buildinfr oji October 28th, 1900, 
and stopped the work. At this time there 



was no roof on tin; Imildin^', no doors or 
wiiiflowH or lloors. 'I'Immc was not 40 percent 
of llu) hiiildintf left. Work whs kept stopped 
iiiiiil orders were received from the Council 
to allow work lo piocecd. 

Itespect fully, 

JfLii H Stahibwhki. 

JuHpector. 

Aid. Jackson m»ved to reconsider the vote 
l)y which the order referred to in the veto 
messa<?e of His Honor, the Mayor. was passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Jackson moved that the order be re- 
ferred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, W. D. 

The motion prevailed. 



The City "Comptroller submitted the following report: 

. Depaktmext of Finance, I 
Chicago, Nov. 12. 1900. )' 

To the Honorable Mayor and Aldermen in City (Jouncil Assembled : 

Gentlemen — You are respectfully advised that in accordance with the provisions of 
Section 40 of the Revised Code of the City of Chicago, 1 herewith hand you a statement of 
the receipts and expenditures of the city for the month of October. 1900. 

Very respectfully, 

Wm, D. Kerfoot. Comptroller. 

COMPTKOLLER'S statement of receipts and expenditures during OCTOBER, 1900, AS PER SECTION 

40, MUNICIPAL CODE. 

Balance in TreasurylSeptember 30,1900 S 7,449,514 72 

Receipts. 

Water Fund : 

Sale of old material S 341 22 

Water Office collections 124,394 66 



Deposits for layinj? pipe 

Earnings Water Works Shoo 

Earnings account meter connections 

Earnings account use of water 

Earnings Water Pipe Extension Department. 

Rent of Rookery 

Refund account restoration of streets 



3,163 04 
749 03 
169 05 
1 20 
566 93 
2,916 67 
25 50 



School Fund .. 

Public Library 

School Tax, educational 

School Tax, building 

Taxes 1899 

Special Deposit, Water Department 

Special Deposit, Board of Local Improvements. 

Special Deposit, Department Public Works 

Street privileges : , 

Department of Supplies 

Special Assessment Fund , 

City employes' transportation tickets , 

Unclaimed wages 



132,.327 30 
323,095 50 
626 73 
10,052 59 
5 00 
600,000 00 
1,471 00 
839 07 
4,029 00 
1,059 50 
12,899 07 
258,400 10 
47 30 
330 76 



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General Fund : 

Licenses $ 

Building Department 

House of Correction receipts 

Rents and compensations. No. 1 

Rents and compensations, No. 2 

Rents and compensations, No. 4 

Rents and compensations. No. 5 

Rents and compensations, No. 7 

Rents and compensations. No. 8 

Rents and compensations, No. 13 , 

Insurance Tax 

Sidewalk certificates , , , 

Department Public Wor^s earnings, inspection : . . . . 

Department Public Works earnings, street restoration 

Department of Public Works earnings, inspection elevated 

structures 

Department Public Works earnings, damages to bridges 

Department Public Works earnings, Map Department fees 

Department Public Works, house drains 

Department Public Works, drain layers' licenses 

Department Public Works, dumps 

Department Public Works, house moving permits 

Department Public Works, dredging and dock permits 

Electric light inspection 

Auctioneers' permits 

"Market receipts, Randolph street 

Market receipts, Dayton street 

Prosecuting Attorney's collections 

Forfeited bonds. . . . ; . 

Picking dumps 

Oil Inspector 

Pounds 

Automobile permits 

Earnings Sewer Department, account department and private 

work 

Sale of old material, City Hall 

Sale antitoxin 

Sale of condemned calves 

Sale of old material. Department of Electricity 

Petty receipts, sundry sources 

Scale pHvmifs •. 

Boiler Inspection 

Costs special assessments 

Miscellaneous receipts. Legal Department 

Transfer to correct errors prior to 1899 , 

Police court fines 



350,787 14 
6.308 50 
3,809 00 
1,251 83 
491 66 
610 72 
377 68 
244 74 
2,849 00 
400 00 
11,356 71 
61 50 
3,405 00 
5,324 82 

152 00 
85 67 
48 25 
1,889 50 
20 00 
209 00 
134 00 
254 50 
1,883 92 
23 00 

801 25 

131 10 
57 55 
40 00 

200 00 
1,002 48 

369 01 
77 50 

7,147 50 
15 23 
36 73 
26 64 
90 75 
175 46 
12 00 
1,063 64 
44 80 
3 00 
15,044 84 
7,561 81 



425.879 43 



Ex2)endUnres . 



Warrants outstanding September 30th, 1900. . 
Warrants Issued: 

Water Fund, operating expenses 

Water Puu'l, extension 

Sewerage Fund 

Department Public Works 

Board of Local Improvements 

Police D"partment 

Fire Department 

Health Department 

House of Correction 

Department of Electricity 

Department of Supplies 

School tax, educaiional 

School tax, building 

Pablic Library 

Special deposits. Department Electricity 

Contingent Fund 

School Fund 

Interest on judgments . 

Interest on bonds 

Special Deposits, Department Public Works. 

Special assessment, city property 

Unclaimed wages 

Street privileges 



127,382 60 
41.954 73 
29,711 12 
142,570 62 
37.203 19 
278 861 21 
138.728 49 
21.928 21 
19,132 86 
55.973 11 
6.235 59 
581.975 61 
39,533 .87 
12.812 67 
24,800 00 
•2,230 98 
843,615 92 
2,526 38 
157 23 
4,024 00 
482 48 
163 00 
18 25 



-$ 1,771,062 35 
$ 9,220,577 07 



,$ 415,539 24 



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Sprcliil (lc|MiMlf. Hoard Local Improvements t T,H82 00 

Fltiitiif'M'iiiiMnlitci' <-utiiliii;<Mil i.'5J.'> 70 

StUMM Uiiilwiiv ( '< •iihiiI-sIkii . . !i.V2 44 

Spt'fiul ili'iHi><|i, W.iit i- DrpHrttiit'iil ii7r) (Hi 

lloiisr (if (J I Shi-|'l>' r«l .i:i7 VT) 

Kr'liii; Wuiiicii'm Hrliiu'*' Xil 

I 111 IK. Is lliiMiniir Sofltiy 'JO 00 

hii'Hll r.ii kh ('(>rnrni-«lt>ii • IH'J 2:i 

W.../ r CiUiMiiiH, ilin-.liiin! 1, 1^00 20 0() 

Spfcljii «l< ik)mII No. 2 <i 84 

Jiidiriiifiits KiH.I^M OH 

Siiliii Irs 47,»< 7 !',» 

Civil S. rvl(5i' CoinnilsHl. n 2.'Mr2 WJ 

LfirnI cxpriiK*; 4,071 ($7 

lUilKliiiL' D' piirtnieiit 4,!i!<i utt 

Ciiy Clci k's fxpjMise ].3i;j 42 

Elfclloii rxpt u o 75 

RIiirk«'is 817 50 

I'l-jiii ill); and Bf ationery 1,5IH 74 

P«»lie«i ••»)urt expense 647 19 

Pounds 182 03 

K»'iiia iiiid l«)t8 154 78 

Oil ii spcc-iiun G17 'JO 

Trark rlrvaiioi' expense 850 II 

policH rViision Fund 18.9W 51 

Fire Pension Fuini 4,V4| 84 

Eai JUiiirs Sewer Deparlraent (refund) 24 00 

Petty re(■eipt^ (refund) 16 00 

Transfer to correct errors prior to 1899 15,044 84 

. $2,698,213 73 

S 3,113.752 97 

Warrants outstanding October 31, 1900 768 743 53 

S 2,345,009 44 

iJalance in Treasury October 31, 1900 8 6,8?5,5«7 63 



Which was placed on file. 

The Clerk presented the claim of Frank 
Ennessy for damage to pr©pei ty on account 
of track elevation ; claim of Mrs. Eliza Doo- 
ohue for personal injuries, and the claim of 
L. W. Sinclair for rebate of special assess- 
ment, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

The Clerk presented the acceptance and 
bond of the Central Trading Company, un- 
der an ordinance for orerhead bridges, passed 
May 21, 1900; the bond of the Stockham 
Manufacturing Company, under its switch 
track ordinance, passed June 25, 1900, which 
were 

Placed on file. 

The City Electrician submitted the follow- 
ing communication : 

Department of Electricity, ) 
Chicago, III., November 12th, 1900. f 

To the Ho7iordble^ Uie Mayor and City Coun- 
cil, City Ball: 

Gentlemen — Through an error in the 
Appropriation Bill for the year 1900 the 
per cent on the gross receipts of the People's 
Gas Light and Coke Company cannot be 
applied to the street lighting bills, as it was 
intended should be done by the Finance 
Committee. 



The amount allowed for street lighting, as 
it appears in the Appropriation Bill, is 
§450,000.00, which is insufiicient to corer the 
annual bills to the extent of about S260,000.00,. 
which was intended to be derived from the S}4 
per cent of the gross receipts, and applied 
for street lighting purposes. 

Section 2 of the appropriation ordinance 
requires that there shall be no over-draft on 
any specific appropriation without the 
express permission and authority of 
the City Council; in accordance there- 
with, I hereby ask authority to voucher bills 
for street lighting purposes to the amount of 
§260,000.00 in excess of the amount of ^50,- 
000.00, which has been appropriated. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Edward B. Ellicott, 
Citij Electrician. 

Which was referred to the Committee on 
Judiciary. 

The Board of Education submiited a re- 
quest for concurrence to acquire certain 
property under the eminent domain law for 
the relief of the English High and Manual 
Training School ; also additional ground for 
school building on 33d place, between Auburn 
avenue and Morgan street ; also certain prop 



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erty for a new South Divieion High School 
building on Prairie avenue, between 38th and 
39th streets; also a request to execute quit 
claim deed to the property known as Lot 13, 
Block 3, Colvin's Subdivision, Section 36, 38, 
18; also a request for an additional appro- 
priation of $10,000 for the Fernwood District 
School building; also a request to exchange 
certain property for the use of the Parental 
School; also a'request t® appropriate $55,000 
for the rebuilding of the Douglas School, 
and charginsr the same to the General Repair 
Account, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Schools. 

The Commissioner of Public Works sub- 
mitted the following communication: 

Department of Public Works, ) 
Chicago, November 8, 1900. j 

To the Honorable, the Mayor and the City 
Co^mcil'. 

Genteemen — On account of the proposed 
pavement of Wabash avenue, it was 
necessary to put in additional sewers. Said 
sewers were placed at a grade two feet be- 
low the old sewer. The new sewer was built 
so that future buildings coula secure the ad- 
vantage of greater sewer facilities and addi- 
ti®nal depth for basements. The property 
owners believe that the practice of charging 
five ($5) dollars for a permit for drains, in 
accordance with Section 169 ' of the Munici- 
pal Code, when the cost of such superintend- 
ing, engineering and court expense, under 
special assessment, would be approximately 
one ($1) dollar, is unjust. 

In view of the foregoing, and after advis- 
ing with His Honor, the Mayor, I have issued 
permits to the property owners on said street 
for the sum of one ($1) dollar each, and re- 
spectfully request your approval of the same. 

Respectfully, 

L. E. McGanx, 

Commissioner of Public Works. 

Aid. Foreman meved to concur in the 
request. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO. 

The following c®mmunication: 



Department of Public Works, \ 
Chicago, October 29, 1900. S 

To the Honorable, the Mayor and the _City 
Council: 

Gentlemen — I transmit herewith draft of 
an ordinance establishing the number, loca- 
tion and elevation of concrete standard bench 
monuments, in sundry streets in the City of 
Chicago, and request that your Honorable 
Body pass the same. 

Very respectfully, 

L. E. McGann, 
Commissioner of Public Works, 

Aid. Jackson moved the passage of the 
ordinance. 

The motion prevailed, and the ordinance 
was passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Pike, Ailing, 
Dixon, Foreman, Jackson, Blake (5th ward), 
Kent, McCormick, Martin, Brenner, Fick, 
Garry, Novak (8th ward), Hurt, Byrne, 
Novak (10th ward), Brennan ^lOth ward), 
Duddleston, Finn, Patterson, Gary, Fowler, 
Maypole, Bos, Beilfuss, Hallstrom, Raymer, 
Smulski, Kunz, Oberndorf, Brennan (18th 
ward), Conlon, Morris, Powers, Petti- 
bone, Werno, Herrmann, Smith, Gold-, 
zier, Peterson, Olson, Helm, Minwegen, 
Butler, Williston, Blake (26th ward), Kues- 
ter, Keeney, Wulff, Hackley, Russell, Carey, 
Zeman, Boyd, Eidmann, Baaenoch, Nelson, 
Mavor, Watkins, Jones, Bennett, Race, 
Hunter — 65. 

Nays — None. 

The following is the ordinance as passed : 

AN ORDINANCE. 

Establishing the numbers to be given to cer- 
tain concrete standard bench monuments 
herein described, their exact location in 
sundry streets in the City of Chicago, 
County of Cook and State of Illinois, and 
the elevations above city datum of the 
bench point in each monument; said bench 
point being the top of the copper rod show- 
ing at the surface of the concrete, under 
the iron cover. 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 
of Chicago: 

Section 1. That concrete standard bench 



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iiionuiiu'iils, miiiil)Oro(l 4S, 41», r)U, 51, W, 5;$. 
54, r»r>. r»(), .M' and ns, ho iind tlio Rfiiiie iiic 
lioroby tlt'Hcribetl, located and ORtnl)lislieil as 
follows, to-wit: 

.MdimiiM iit No. forty-elplit (4H), located at 
a point two linndi'cd nnd nine (20'.)) feet cast 
of Western arenuo, and ton (10) feet north 
of soul li line of I'.clmoni, avenue; tlic heiicli 
point thereof (or toi) of copjicr red showin^j 
lit the surface of the concrete, under the Iron 
coyer) havinir an elevation of eleven and 
three hundred and llfty thousandths (ll.;{50) 
feet above city datum. 

Monument No. forty-nine (4'.>), located at a 
point ten (10) feet west of east line of Ked- 
y.ie avenue, and ten (10) feet north of south 
line of Belmont avenue; the bench point 
thereof (or top of copper rod showing at the 
surface •f the concrete, under the iron cover) 
having an elevation of fourteen and nine hun- 
dred and eighty thousandths (14.980) feet 
iibove city datum. 

Monument No. fifty (50), located at a 
point fifteen (15) feet north of the south line 
of Fullerton ayenue, and seventy-three (73) 
feet east of Humboldt boulevard; the bench 
point thereof (or top of copper rod showing 
at the surface of the concrete, under the iron 
cover) having an elevation of eighteen and 
five hundred and fifty thousandths (18.550) 
feet above city datum. 

Monument No. fifty-one (51), located at a 
point six (6) feet north of Fullerton avenue, 
and ten (10) feet east of west line of North 
Fortieth avenue; the bench point thereof (or 
top of copper rod showing at the surface of 
the concrete under the iron cover), having 
an elevation of twenty-two and nine hundred 
and thirty-one thousandths (22.931) feet 
above city datum. 

Monument No. fifty-two (52) , located at a 
point twenty-five (25) feet south of Belmont 
avenue, and eight (8) feet west of east line 
of North Fortieth avenue; the bench point 
thereof ( or top of copper rod showing at the 
surface of the concrete under the iron cover). 



havlntf an elevation of twenty-two and no 
hundred and tvventy-citjhl thf)UKandths 
(22.0;iS) f({ct abwve city Saturn. 

Monument No. fifty-throe (5:5), located at 
a pf)lnt six ((») feet north of Belmont avenue, 
and eight (S) feet west of east line of North 
Forty-eighth avenue; the ImmicIi point there- 
of (oi- lop of copper rod showing at the 
surface of the concrete under the iron cover), 
having an elevation of thirty-«ne and seveti 
hundred and sixty thousanflths (31.7(50) feet 
above city datum , 

Monument No. fifty-four (54 >. located at a 
point fifteen (15) feet north of Fullerton 
avenue, and eight (8) feet west of east line of 
North Forty-eighth avenue; the bench point 
thereof (or top of copper rod showing at the 
surface of the concrete under the iron cover), 
having an elevation of thirty and four hun- 
dred and forty thousandths (30.440) feet 
above city datum. 

Monument No. fifty-five (55) , located at a 
point three (3) feet south of Fullerton ave- 
nue and eight (8) feet east of west line »f 
North Fifty-sixth avenue; the bench point 
thereof (or top of copper rod showing at the 
surface of the concrete under the iron cover), 
having an elevation of thirty-eight and three 
hundred and sixty-one thousandths (38.361) 
feet above city datum. 

Monument No. fifty-six (56), located at a 
point three (3) feet south of Belmont avenue 
and seven (7) feet east of west line of North 
Fifty-sixth avenue; the bench point thereof 
(or top of copper rod showing at the surface 
©f the concrete under the iron cover) having 
an elevation of thirty-eight and seven hun- 
dred and ninety thousandths (38.790) feet 
above city datum. 

Monument No. fifty-seven (57) , located at a 
point eleven (11) feet east of west line of 
Ashland avenue and ten (10) feet south of 
north line of Irving Park boulevard (look- 
ingeastward) ; the bench point thereof (or 
top of copper rod showing at the surface of 
the concrete under the iron cover) having 



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An elevation of eighteen and six hundred and 
eighty-eight thousandths (18.688) feet above 
city datum. 

Monument No. fifty-eight (58) , located at a 
point ten (10) feet east of v^est line of West- 
■ern avenue and sixteen (16) feet south of 
north line of Irving Park Boulevard; the 
bench point thereof (or top of copper rod 
showing at the surface of the concrete under 
the iron cover) having an elevation of eleven 
and five hundred and twenty thousandths 
(11.520) feet above city datum. 

Section 2. The heights, as above fixed, 
shall refgy in each and every case to the 
bench point, or top of copper rod, in 



each monument that sliows in the surface 
of the concrete under the iron cover ; and 
shall be measured from the plane of low 
water in Lake Michigan of A. D. eighteen 
hundred and forty-seven (1847), established 
by the Board of Trustees of the Illinois and 
Michigan Canal ; adopted by the late Board 
of Public Works of the City of Chicago, 
County of Cook and State of Illinois; and 
now represented by the ordmance of July 
eleventh (11th), A.. D. eighteen hundred and 
ninety-eight (1898), relating to the corrected 
elevation of the old Lind Block Bench Mark 
above city datum. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall be in 
force from and after its passage. 



ALSO, 

The following communication : 

Depaetment OF Public Works, 
To the City Cotmcil of the City of Chicago: Chicago, Nov. 12th, 1900. 

I deem it necessary and advisable to lay water mains on the following street : 



on 


FROM 


to 


SIZE 


Probable cost, 

including 
hydrants and 
basins. 


Washtenaw av 


140 ft.n.of Fletch- 










er St 


Belmont av 


|-6in. 


$ 412 50 


Belmont av 


Washtenaw av . . . 


150 ft. eastward. 


liawndale av 


1st alley s.of Hum- 










boldt av 


1st alley n. of 






Castello av 


E. line of Lawn- 


Dickens av. . . 


6 in. 


439 20 




dale a v 


300 ft. w. of 










Lawndale av.. 


6 in. 


439 20 



REMARKS. 



Pays 10 c. 
Pays 10 c. 



$ For fire protection. 



Respectfully, 



Aid. Jackson moved that the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works be authorized and 
ordered to have water mains laid in the 
foregoing streets. 

The motion prevailed. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted the following communication : 

Board of Local Improvements, 
Chicago, 8th November, 1900. 

To the Honorable, the 3Iayor and the City 
Council: 

Gentlemen — In accordance with the order 
of the City Council at its meeting on October 
8th, as shown by the Council Proceedings on 



L. E. McGann, 
Commissioner of Public Works. 

page 1147, and the action of your Honorable 
Body approving of the appointment of 
General William Sooy Smith, as shown by 
the Council Proceedings ©f October 15th, 
page 1169, we herewith submit a report from 
General Smith, also a report from Arthur N. 
Talbot, Professor of Municipal and Sanitary 
Engineering of the University of Illinois, and 
a report from Edward Orton, Jr.,of the Ohio 
State University, for your consideration, and 
respectfully ask that the Board be given 
further instructions as to whether or not the 
improvement of Wood street referred to in 
this report be proceeded with. 

Respectfully submitted, 

John A. May, Secretary . 



Noveiiihtjr lU,] 

\Vm. Kooy Hmitm «ft Co. 
Civil KiitflnetirH mid Ooril.ructors. V 
CiiiCAdo, Octohor :i7, ilXM). | 

liuiint of' Loi'iil hiijiruvcmeutu, (Jlty of 

DiCAU SiiiM -III ()b(!(lI('n(:o to instnictloiiK 
contuiiiod ill letter of Jolin A. May, Hch-ic- 
t.iirv of your Hoard, dated 11th of October, 
IIHM), I Imvo ciirefuliy (jxainlnod and tested 
the concrete wori( now heiritr put in on Wood 
street, between VV'iishinL''ton boulevard and 
street. I liave procured tests of the 
cement used, made by expert chemists and 
sanctioned by United States Government en- 
t?ineers, copies of which are herewith en- 
closed, and I have had tests made by Prof. 
Talbot of Illinois State University of twenty- 
live of the bricks used, taken at random from 
those piled on the street ready for use, report 
of which tests is also enclosed. My examina- 
tion and tests of the concrete work consisted 
in ffoinj? over the entire work and testing its 
surface by striking it heavy blows with a 
sharp pick and cutting holes about one foot 
in diameter down through the concrete to 
the earth below at six different points and 
noting its hardness and other characteristics 
and measuring its thickness. 

I also cut a channel through the concrete 
about one foot in width and two feet in 
length back from its face where it had been 
laid just before the work was suspended. I 
found the concrete uniformly mixed and ap- 
parently well tamped when it was put in. 

The proportions of mortar and broken 
stone were proper to secure complete filling 
of the voids in the latter. The thickness of 
the concrete was as follows: 

In hole 1, six inches. 

In hole 2, six inches. 

In hole 3, six inches. 

In hole 4, seven and one-half inches. 

In hole 5, eight inches. 

In h@le 6, five and three-fourths inches. 

The work gives satisfactory evidence that 
it has been done in a good and workmanlike 
manner, and its solidity, uniformity and 
hardness indicate that good cement and sand 
were used and in proportions required by the 
specifications. The analyses herewith sub- 
mitted show the composition of the cement 
to be such as to make a first class hy^lraulic 
cement, justifying full confidence that it will 



1 1900 

prove well suited for Ith use In thie work. 
'J'o this I may add that I have examined a 
numtjcr of important concrete conHtructioDS 
in which this cement has been used, some of 
them thrcio ycMirs old and found the character 
of the concrete good in every case. 

I enclose extract from the report of a Gov- 
ernment Board of Kngineers which gives 
detailed description of this cement and their 
•pinion as to its merits, liut it must be 
understood and remembered that this cement 
like many others must be used in accordance 
with certain requirements. It iDust be mixed 
KtilTand with a ])roper proportion of sand, one 
part of cement to two or three of sand. A 
suUicient amount of the mortar so iriade must 
be used in making concrete to perfectly fill 
the voids in the broken stone and it must be 
well tanaped and consolidated as it is laid and 
in common with all hydraulic cement con- 
cretes it must be put in place after mixture 
before it has had time to take an initial set 
in the concrete box or mixer. 

Concrete made with this cement should 
not be exposed to the atmosphere and allowed 
t9 dry before it has set thoroughly. It will 
not stand such exposure without detriment 
as well as many other hydraulic cements do. 
This qualification and explanation is appro- 
priate in this place for the reason that the 
concrete in the Wood Street pavement under 
consideration was left uncovered up to the 
time of my examination: whereas the sand 
provided for in the spetification should have 
been spread over it as it was laid and mois- 
tened occasionally by sprinkling until the 
brick covering was put ou. After that the 
moisture in the soil will be sufficient to allow 
the concrete to g© on hardening continually. 

The tests of the brick nsed in the Wood 
Street pavement herewith enclosed are favor- 
able as far as they go, but not sufficient to 
afford conclusive evidence as to their strength 
and durability. 

I would like the privilege of having fur- 
ther tests made and results stated in a supple- 
mentary report. 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed.) ■ Wm. Soot Smith, 

Consulting Engineer, 



Analysis of steel Portland cement made by 
Dickinson & Makenzie, Chicago, 111.: 

Silica 28.95 



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Al. and Fe ll-9t 

Lime 50.29 

Magnesia 3.96 

Sulphur 1.37 

Vol 3.89 

Analysis of steel Portland cement made by 
Prof. Wilkison, Tulane University: 

Silica 38.40 

Al. and Fe 13.80 

Lime 51.50 

Magnesia 

Sulphur 1.40 

Vol 



Extracts from report of Board ®f Engi- 
neers on steel Portland cement as used in 
United States Lock at Plaquemine, La. : 

ANALYSIS or ILLINOIS STEEL COMPANY'S 
CEMENT. 

Minimum. Maximum. 

Silica 37.80 39.90 

Alumina and iron 11.10 13.00 

Lime .... 50.39 52.14 

Magnesia 1.58 3.96 

Sulphur 1.14 1.48 

Loss on ignition 3.00 5.50 

The Board carefully examined the process 
of manufacture of the "Steel Portland Ce- 
ment," and the records of such manufacture 
and of the chemical analysis t© which the 
ores, slag, limestone and cement are regu- 
larly subjected. The Illinois Steel Company 
possesses exceptional facilities for this manu- 
facture by reason of the remarkably uniform 
ores and other materials which it uses, and 
by reason of the size of its plant and the 
number of its blast furnaces, a few of which 
may be specially devoted to the production of 
slag for cement manufacture. AH these cir- 
cumstances permit the economical production 
of a specially suitable basic slag. As a result, 
the company is able to produce a cement of 
great uniformity. This uniformity, in addi- 
tion to the extreme fineness to which the ce- 
ment is ground, leads the Board to believe 
that the Illinois Steel Company's cement is 
superior to any slag or puzzolana-cement of 
which the Board has been able to obtain 
record. 

The Illinois Steel Company's cement when 
mixed still, either neat or with sand, and 
thoroughly compacted into molds to form 
briquettes, and kept in water after the twen- 
ty-four hours have elapsed from the time of 
the molding, shows results for tensile 



strength and for sand carrying capacity fully 
equal to the best Portlands, and such bri- 
quettes also exhibit great hardness. 

The Board found that concrete made from 
the Illinois Steel Company's cement, when 
in masses where it had been kept fairly moist, 
exhibited exceptional toughness, and that 
layers of this concrete which had been placed 
on different days had united into an appa- 
rently homogeneous mass without any evi- 
dence of planes of weakness between the 
layers. These two qualities of toughness 
and thorough union of adjacent layers are 
more marked in the Illinois Steel Company's 
cement than in Portland cement. 



COLLEGE OP ENGINEERING, 

Arthur N. Talbot, C. E , 
Professor of Municipal and Sani- 
tary EiJgineerin^r. 

University of Illinois, ) 
Urbana, III., October 23, 1900. S 

Wm. Sooy Smith, Consulting Engineer^ 733^ 
Chicago Stock Exchange, Chicago, III. : 

Dear Sir— I enclose herewith results of 
tests of paving brick received from you Oc- 
tober 20th. 

The conditions of the tests may require a 
little explanation. A fire last June destroyed 
our testing laboratory, and in order to make 
these tests it was necessary to use another 
rattler. This rattler is 6 inches shorter than 
the one formerly used, and somewhat more 
than that shorter than the one used in the 
first experiments made for the Department of 
Public Works. However, a corresponding^ 
variation was made in the amount of shot 
used and in the number of brick placed in the 
rattler. In my opinion, the results are as 
nearly comparable to the conditions under 
which the former tests were made as is possi- 
ble, and comparisons may properly be made - 
with the earlier tests. 

r You mention the "8 per cent ordinance. 
In this I understand there was no specified 
size of rattler, no specified number of revo- 
lutions per minute, nor total number of revo- 
lutions, and the weight of the foundry shot 
was not given, so Mr. Moody could give na 
instructions on these matters, and the tests- 
in 1895-96 were made as we were accustomed 
to making such tests here. In my report at 
that time I s.tated that "our impact and abra- 
sion test (rattler) is an unusually severe one- 



Novoinlior 12.) 



1222 



fiyoo 



(for thai tlin»),iUMl It will bo propor, In order 
to muUo llio results con form to your HpcclH- 
fiitloiis, to nuluci! the perctitituges lost by 
iibnisioii titid iiiipiic't libout 'ZC) or no percent. 
Tlir bilcUs wliii'b then stiiiid undor H per 
«'ciit will found to l>o siit isfuctory." The 
same thinj; is true of the tests whlcli 1 send 
you now. 

The bricks seoni to bo of pood texture and 



the results are very good for briol<K »f this 
size. 

If you desire a further report to be made 
on the (ju;illty of the bricks please notify nie. 

Yours very truly, 
(Higncd) A. N. Talhot, 

ProfeHHof of M iiiiirijHil and Sanitary Ku(ji' 
iieerinff. 



KKI'OICl OK TKST OK I'ANINd MICKK MADH FOK UOAltl) OK I-OCAK I M I'UOV EM li.NTS OK THE 

CITY OF CIIICAOO. 

Name of paver and manufacturer unknown. 

Charge of foundry shot used in rattler, 100 pounds of eierht-pound-shot, 90 pounds of one" 
pound shot and (50 pounds small scrap iron. 

Impact a?id Abrasion Tent. 



LAB. 
NUMBER. 


Weight. 


Loss. 


Duration 
of Test. 


Size of 
Rattler. 


No. of 
Rev. 


Before. 


After. 


Weight. 


Per Cent. 


2600 


64 40 lbs. 
63 69 lbs. 


56 46 lbs. 
56.3rlbs. 


.7.94 
7.3> 


12.3 
11.5 


60 min. 
63 min. 


24x36 
24x36 


10.35 
1080 


2603 





Remarks: No. 2600. Ten bricks 2)^x4x8 inches; one broke, one chipped. No. 2603. 
Ten bricks 23>^x4x8 inches; one corner broke off. 

AhsorjMon and Specific Oravily Tent. 



LAB. 
NUMBER. 


Weierht. 


Water Absorbed. 


Time 
Immersed. 


Remarks. 


Dry (W) 


Wet (W). 


Weijiht. 


Per Cent. 


2602.... 




4 52 lbs. 


4.6.T lbs. 


0.13 lbs. 


2.87 


72 hours 


Bricks 


2602, , 




3.92 lbs. 


3 99 lbs. 


■ 0.07 lbs. 


1.78 


72 hours 


'tried 


2602., , 




5.82 lbs. 


5. 88 lbs. 


0.06 lbs. 


1.03 


24 hours 


before 


2602, .. 




5.75 lbs. 


5 84 lbs. 


0.09 lb.s. 


1.56 


24 hours 


immersing. 



Correct : 

Urbana, 111., October 23, 1900. 

OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY. 

Department of Ceramics and 
Clnyworkiiig 
Edwarb Orton, Jr., E. M. 
Director 

Columbus, O., Oct. 17th, 1900. 

Union Press Brick Co., Chamber of Commerce, 
(Chicago: 

Gentlemen — I have completed the tests of 
your bricks with the following results: 

First test 18.2,^ loss 

Second test 18.6^ loss 

Average 18.45^ 



(Signed) A. N. Talbot. 

Per cent fluctuation between maximum 
and minimum, 8.1. 

Number of bricks broken in four charges, 2. 

Character of wear, generally excellent. 

The material or body matrix seems excel- 
lent ; a good, strong, toutjh material. There 
has been carelessness in the preparation of 
the clay, as coarse lumps abound, some of 
them being a hard iron ore, which causes the 
lumps and swellings which disfigure the sur- 
face of the bricks. 

The physical strength of the bricks is good. 
The interior structure is good: only two 
broken bricks in forty-eight tested is a good 



NoTember 12,] 



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record on so small a brick. The losses are 
higher than we expected when testing 3x4x9 
blocks. Seventeen and one-half (173^^ ) per 
cent is the standard which a brick must pass 
in Columbus street work. These bricks are 
above this amount, but it must be remem- 
bered that the bricks are small and more 
wearing surface in proportion to weight has 
been exposed in them than in blocks, and 
that the figures are not strictly comparable. 

The appearance of the bricks after test is 
distinctly good, in spite of the rather high 
percentage" loss. 

Yours truly, 
(Signed) Edward Orton, Jr. 



COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING. 

Arthur N. Talbot, C. E., 
Professor of Municipal and Sani- 
tary Engineering, 

UnIVERSITT of l!,LINOIS, ) 

Urbana, III., October 30, 1900. \ 

Union Pressed Brick Comjjayiy^ 31. Emerich^ 
President, 120 Chamber of Commerce , CM- 
cago: 

Dear Sir — I enclose you herewith report 
of tests of Alton paving brick sent by you, 
together with bill for the tests. 

The brick tested are of excellent quality, 
well burned, and appear quite tough and 
hard. The absorption results are well below 
any reasonable limit They wore evenly and 
well in the rattler, and the rattler loss com- 
pares favorably with the best brick. 

Yours very truly, 

(Signed) A. N. Talbot, 

Professor of Mimicipal and Sanitary Engi- 
neering. 

(Enclosures.) 



St4lte of Illinois, ) 
Cook County. f 

Personally appeared before me, a notary 
public in and for said county, Melvin L. 
Emerich, of said county and state, being 
personally known to me, who noakes oath 
and says that the brick submitted to Prof. A. 
N. Talbot of the University of Illinois, of 
Champaign, Illinois, and Prof. Edw. Orton, 
Jr., of the Ohio State University, of Colum- 
bus, Ohio, for the purpose ©f test, and upon 
which they made the reports submitted to 
the Board of Local Improvements by the 



Union Pressed Brick Company, were takea 
from brick delivered on Wood street, of 
the City of Chicago, for paving said street, 
contract for which pavmg was let to, 
the Berraudez Asphalt Paving Company. 

(Signed) Melvin L. Emerich. 

Subscribed and sworn to before me this , 
first day of November, A. D. 1900. 

(Signed) C. T. B. Goodspeed. 

Notary Public. 

Which was placed on file. 

also, 

The following communication : 

Board op Local Improvements, ) 
Chicago, 26th October, 1900. i" 

To the Ilo7i.orable, the Mayor and the City- 
Coimcil: 

Gentlemen — I herewith enclose communi- 
cation from the Chicago Docli and Canal 
Company in reference to the improvement of 
Illinois street; also the written consent of 
the contractor, Charles J. Kelly, for the re- 
peal of the ordinance providing for this im- 
provement. 

The improvement provided for in this or- 
dinance, under which the contract was 
awarded, calls for dressed granite block. It 
has been impossible, however, to get dressed 
granite blocks during this past season so as 
to have the work done. The Chicago Dock 
and Canal Company, representing, as you 
will see from their letter, more than a Ma- 
jority of the frontage on this street, now re- 
quest that the ordinance providing for dressed 
granite be repealed, and a new ordinance for 
No. 2 common granite be passed in place 
thereof. 

After careful consideration of the facts by 
the Board, we recommend that this step be 
taken, and submit the same to you for further 
consideration. 

Respectfully submitted, 

John A. May, 
Secretary Board of Local Imjjrovemoits. 



Chicago Dock and Canal Company, \ 
Chicago, October 24, IbOO. \ 

To the Honorable, the Board of Locals Im-- 
2Jrovements, City Hall, Chicago: 

Gentlemen— Your Board recommended 



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and Ihu C^ity Council piiK.sed, un ordinance In 
1H1M> for tlio imvinir of Illitiois sf reef, from 
Rush street l« ii pninl TiOO fuel east of St. 
Clair, witli <lreMscd (rriinito blockB, mid we 
iinilerstaiul a ccjutraet has been let for the 
work. Thiscuinpatiy hau boen informed that 
U was impossihlo to ^et these blocks durinf^ 
the past season, and that the Council has 
passed an order staying; the collection of the 
assessment for another year. 

liy reason of the great necessity for the 
iinprovenient of this street east of St. Clair 
street, and the uncertainty of {jettinf^ it done 
next pprinpr with dressed cranite blocks, we 
•would respectfully petitien your Honorable 
Body to recommend the repeal of this ordi- 
nance and the passag'e of another for the 
pavin}^ of said Illinois street, from the west 
line <»f St. Clair street to a point t)50 feet east 
of the east line of St. Clair street, with ordi. 
nary granite blocks. 

This company owns all the property on the 
south side and 250 feet on the north side of 
Illinois street, which abuts on Illinois street 
from St. Clair street to a point 650 feet east. 

The repealing ordinance should provide for 
the refunding of money, as we paid in Janu- 
ary of this year, in order to expedite matters, 
the entire amount of our assessment, i. e. 
$6,941.54. 

Yours truly, 

Chicago Dock and Canal Co. 

By C. D. Richards, 
Treasurer. 

Chicago, 29th October, 1900. 

To the Members of the City Council and the 
Board of Local Improvements'. 

Gentlemen — I, Charles J. Kelly, con- 
tractor for the improvement of Illinois street, 
from Rush street to a point 500 feet east of 
St. Clair street. Warrant No. 24279, hereby 
consent to toe repeal ©f the ordinance pro- 
viding for the above improvement and to the 
cancellation of my contract. 

Chas. J. Kelly, 

Co7itractor. 

Which was referred to the Committtee on 
Streets and Alleys, N. D. 

also. 

The following communication: 



BoAiti) OK LorAi. Imi'Kovkmknth, t 
CuiCAOO, blh Noveiiiher, 11>00. | 

To the Honorable^ the Mayor and the City 
Council: 

Gbntlbmbn — lu accordance with the order 
of the City Council, passed at Its meeting of 
October 22nd, as shown by the Council Pro- 

1 ceedings on page 1 197, ordering the Board 
not to issue any further vouchers for the pav. 

j ing of 2lHh street, between State street and 
Wentworth avenue, until the contractor com- 
pletes the improvement in accordance with 
the contract and speciflcations, I beg leave to 
report that the work on 2 'th street, between 
the points named, has never been accepted 
by the Board of Local Improvements, and 
final vouchers for the same have not been 
and will not be issued until the work is com- 
pleted in accordance with the plans and 
specifications therefor. 

I further respectfully report that on Sep- 
tember Uth and October 80th the attached 
notices were served upon the contractor, 
Charles J. Kelly. 

Respectfully submitted, 

John A. May. 

Secretary. 



Department of Public Works, J 
Chicago, September 11, 1900. f 

Charles J. Kelbj, Oxford Building, Chicago: 

Dear Sir — You will please proceed at 
once and relay defective brick work on 29th 
street, as we are in receipt of constant com- 
plaint regarding same. 

Your immediate attention is desired. 

Very truly, 
(Signed) M. J. Doherty, 

Superintendent of Streets. 

Office of the | 
Board of Local Improvements. | 

Notice to Contractor. 

Chicago. October 27, 1900. 

Charles J. Kefly, Room 517, 84 LaSalle Street, 
Chicago: 

Dear Sir — You are hereby notified that 
the work and material for the improvement 
of 29th street, from State street to Went- 
worth avenue. Warrant No. 24285, is not in 
accordance with your contract and specifica- 
tions and that repairs are necessary thereto 

i 



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You are further notified to proceed to put 
the same in proper condition in accordance 
with such contract and specifications, within 
five days from this date, otherwise we will 
proceed against your bondsmen as the law 
directs. 

L. E. McGann, 

Presi'ient Board of Local Improvements^ Com- 
missioner Public Works. 

John A. Mat, 
Secretary Board of Local Improvements. 

M. J. DOHERTT, 

Superintendent of Streets. 

State of Illinois, ) 
County of Cook, j ' 

John B. Hayes, being first duly sworn, de- 
poses and says that he is a clerk in the em- 
ploy of the Board of Local Improvements 
and that he served a copy of the above notice 
upon Charles J. Kelly by delivering the same 
to him in person this 30th day of October, 
A. D. 1900. 

Subscribed and sworn to before me this 
31st day of October, A. D. 1900. 

Alfred S. Northrup, 

Notary Public. 

WUich was placed on file. 

also, 

A report and ordinance repealing an ordi- 
nance for a plank sidewalk on M©rgan street, 
from 31st street to 39th street. 

Which was, on motion of Aid, Martin, de- 
ferred. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance repealing an ordi- 
nance for the improvement of Illinois street, 
from Rush street to 500 feet east of St. Clair 
street. 

Which was, on motion of Aid. Helm, de- 
ferred. 

also, 

A report and ordinance repealing an ordi- 
nance for the improvement of Rossano 
street, from 66th street to 67th street. 

By unanimous consent, on Baotion of Aid. 
Eidmann, the ordinance was put upon its 
passage and passed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows: 

re«-s— Kenna, Coughlln, Pike, Ailing, 



Dixon, Foreman, Jackson, Blake '5th ward), 
Kent, McCormick, Martin, Brenner, Fick, 
Garry, Novak (8th ward), Hurt, Byrne, 
Novak (eOth ward), Brennan (10th ward), 
Duddleston, Finn, Patterson, Gary, Fowler, 
Maypole, Bos, Beilfuss, Hallstrom, Raymer, 
Smulski, Kunz, Oberndorf, Brennan (18th 
ward), Conlon, Morris, Powers, Petti- 
bone, Werno, Herrman, Smith, Gold- 
zier, Peterson, Olson, Helm, Minwegen, 
Butler, Williston, Blake (26th ward), Kues- 
ter, Keeney, Wulff, Hackley, Russell, Carey, 
Zeman, Boyd, Eidmann, Badenoch, Nelson, 
Mavor, Watkins, Jones, Bennett, Race, 
Hunter— 65. 

j^ays — None. 

The following is the ordinance as passed: 

.AN ORDINANCE 

Repealing an ordinance for the improvement 
of Rossano street, frem 66th street to 67th 
street, in the City of Chicago, County of 
Cook and State of Illinois. 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 
of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the ordinance entitled 
"An ordinance for the improvement of 
Rossano street, from 66th street to 67th 
street," passed July 18, 1895, be and the 
same is hereby repealed, and that the assess- 
ment made under the provisions of said ordi- 
nance. Docket No. 19896, of the County Court 
of said county, be and the same is hereby 
annulled. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in 
force fr»m and after its passage. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance repealing an ordi- 
nance for a plank sidewalk on Crosby street, 
from Oak street t© Hobble street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Olson, the ordinance was put upon its 
passage and passed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows: 

Yeas— Kenna, Coughlin, Pike, Ailing, 
Dixon, Foreman, Jackson, Blake CSth ward), 
Kent, McCormick, Martin, Brenner, Fick, 
Garry, Novak 8th ward), Hurt, Byrne, 
Novak (10th ward), Brennan (10th ward), 
Duddleston, Finn, Patterson, Gary, Fowler, 



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Mupyolo, Bos, Hollfush, Hullstroiu, llaymor, 
SimilhUI, Kuii/., ( )l»('ni(l()rf, Hr(!tm;iii (IHIh 
Wind) ('oiili)ii, Mollis, r<)W(!rs, I'ctll- 
l)Onn, Weriio, H(MTmunii, Kiiiith, (loUl- 
Vi'U'Vson, Olson, Helm, JvHiiwo^ccn, 
Hiitlur, Wlllistoii, Itliiku i;3(>l li ward ),Kuestcr, 
Koono}', VVuKT, IlacUley, Russell, Carey, 
Zciiiuii, Itoycl, Kldinann, Hailenoch, Nelson, 
Mavor, Wntkiiis, Jones, Bennett, Race, 
Hunter— (');■). 

y<iys — None. 

TIu* followinff is the ordinance as |)assed; 

AN OUDliNANCB 

Repealin^^' an ordinance for a i)lank side- 
walk on both sides of Crosby street, from 
Oak street to Hobbie street, in the City of 
Chicago, County ©f Cook, and 8tate of 
Illinois. 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 
of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the ordinance entitled 
''An ordinance for a plank sidewalk on both 
sides of Crosby street, from Oak street to 
Hobbie street," passed January 16, 1899, be 
and the same is hereby repealed, and that the 
assessment made under the provisions of 
said ©rdinance, confirmed June L5, 1899, 
AVarrant No. 24041, be and the same is here- 
by annulled. 

Section 2. That the City Comptroller be 
and he is hereby directed to refund all money 
paid on account of said Warrant No. 24041, 
upon presentation of the original receipts 
for the same. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall be in 
force from and after its passage. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance repealing an ordi- 
nance for water supply pipes in Central Park 
avenue, from Augusta street to Chicago 
avenue. 

By unanimeus consent, on motion of Aid. 
Beilfuss, the ordinance was put upon its 
passage and passed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Pike. Ailing, 



Dixon, Foreman, JackHon, Blake (5th ward), 
Kent, McCortiilck, Martin, Brenner, Fick, 
(iarry, Novak tStii ward), Hurt, Byrne, 
Novak (loth ward), Hrennan (10th ward), 
Duddhiston, Finn, J'al tersori , (iary, Fowler, 
Maypole, lios, lieilfuHs, Hallstrom, Raymer, 
Smulski. Kunz, (Jberndosf, Brennan (18th 
ward, Conlon, Morris, Powers, Pettl- 
botie, Weino, Herrmann, Sinlth, Gold- 
zier, Peterson, Olson, Helm, Minwej^en, 
Butler, Willlston, Blake (20th ward), Kues- 
ter, Keeney, WulfT, Hackley, Russell, Carey, 
Zeman, Boyd, Eitlmann, Jiadenoch, Nelson, 
Mavor, Watkins, Jones, Bennett, Race,. 
Hunter — 05. 

Kayn —None. 

The following is the ordinance as passed: 

AN OliDINANCE 

Repealing an ordinance for water snpply 
pipes in North' Central Park avenue, from 
Augusta street to Chicago avenue, in the 
City of Chicago. County of Cook and State 
of Illinois. 

Be it ordai7ied l>y the City Council of the City 
of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the ordinance entitled 
' An ordinance for Avater supply pipes in 
North Central Park avenue, from Augusta 
street to-Chicago avenue," passed July 6th. 
1896, be and the same is hereby repealed and 
that the assessment made under the provis- 
ions of said ordinance, confirmed December 
23, 1896, Warrant No. 23883, be and the 
same is hereby annulled. 

Section 2. That the City Comptroller be 
and he is hereby directed to refund all 
money paid on account of said Warrant Ne, 
23883J upon presentation of the original 
receipts for the same. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall be in 
force from and after its passage. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance establishing grade 
on sundry streets. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Foreman, the ordinance was put upon its pas- 



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sa^e and passed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Ceughiin, Pike, Ailing, 
Dixon, Foreman, Jackson, Blake (5th ward), 
Kent, McCormick, Martin, Brenner, Fick, 
Garry, Novak (8th ward). Hurt, Byrne, 
Novak (10th ward), Brennan (10th ward), 
Duddleston, Finn, Patterson, Gary, Fowler, 
Maypole, Bos, Beilfuss, Hallstrom, Raymer, 
Smulski, Kuuz, Oberndorf, Brennan (18th 
ward), Conlon, Morris, Powers, Petti- 
bone, Werno, Herrmann, Smith, Gold- 
zier, Peterson, Olson, Helm, Minwegen, 
Butler, Williston, Blake (26th ward), Kues- 
ter, Keeney, Wulff, Hackley, Russell, Carey, 
Zeman, Boyd, Eidraann, Badenoch, Nelson, 
Mayor, W?itkins, Jones, Bennett, Race, 
Hunter— 65^ 

iVa?/« — None* 

The following is the drdihance as passed : 

AN ORDINANCE 

Establishing the grade of sundry streets in 
the City of Chicago, County of Cook and 
State of Illinois. 

JBe it ordained by the City Council of the City 
of Chicago: 

SECTION 1. That the grade of the follow- 
ing streets, between the points named herein, 
be and the same is hereby established as fol- 
lews, to-wit: 

On Madison avenue, 150 ft. south of 60th 
street, 8.5 ft. above city datum. 

On 63d street, at west right-of-way line of 
I. C. R. R., 8.3 ft, above city datum. 

On 62d place, at west right-of-way line of 
I. C. R. R,, 9,5 ft. above city datum. 

On Coles avenue, at intersection of 83d 
street, 7.0 ft. above city datum. 

On Union avenue, at intersection of West 
89th street, 18.5 ft. above city datum. 

On TV allace street, at intersection of West 
89th street, 18.5 ft. above city datum. 

On South May street, at a point 200 ft. 
south of south line of West 74th street, 18.0 
ft. above city datum. 

On South May street, at north right-of-way. 



line of Belt Line Ry., 18.5 ft. above city 
datum. 

On West 53d street, at a point 110 ft. west 
of Armour avenue, 14.2 ft. above city datum. 

On Welt 53d street, at a point 210 ft. west 
of Armour avenue, 14.2 ft. above city datum. 

On West 53d street, at a point 318 ft. west 
of Armour avenue, 17.0 ft. above city datum. 

On West 39th street, "at intersection of 
Fifth avenue, 15.9 ft. ab@ve city datum. 

On Medill avenue, at intersection of North 
50th avenue, 38.0 ft. above city datum. 

On Medill avenue, at a point 150 ft. west of 
North 49th avenue, 36.0 ft. above city datum. 

On Medill avenue, at intersection of North 
49th avenue, 33.0 ft. above city datum. 

On Medill avenue, at intersection of North 
48th avenue, 31.0 ft. above city datum. 

On West Belden avenue, at intersection of 
North 49th avenue, 33.0 ft. above city datum. 

On West Belden avenue,'at intersection of 
North 48th avenue, 31.0 ft. above city datum. 

On West Belden avenue, at Intersection of*. 
North 48th court, 32.0 ft. above city datum. 

On West Belden avenue, at intersection ofi 
North 47th court, 30,5 ft. above city datum. 

On West Helden avenue, at intersection ofi 
North 47th avenue, 31.0 ft. above city datum. 

On Humboldt avenue, at intersection of 
North 48th avenue, 31.0 ft. above city datura.. 

On Humboldt avenue, at intersection of 
North 48th court, 31.0 ft. above city datum. 

On Humboldt avenue, at intersection of 
North 49th avenue, 31.0 ft. above city datum. 

On Humboldt avenue, at intersection of 
North 49th court, 33.0 ft, above city datum. 

On Humboldt avenue, at intersection of 
North 50th avenue, 38,0 ft. above city datum. 

On Huinboldt avenue, at intersection of 
North 50th court, 37.0 ft. above city datum. 

On Humboldt avenue, at intersection of 
North 51st avenue, 35.5 ft. above city datum. 
On West Belden avenue, at intersection of 



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North r»()th uvonuo, JW.O fl. iihove city datum. 

On West lit'l(loi) uvuuuo, ut intursoctloii of 
North t'.Mh court, ft. above city datutn. 

On Iliniihohll avttiiue, ut intursection of 
North ITtli court, 'M)It ft. iibovoclty datum. 

On llunihohlt avcnuo, at intorKection of 
North \7{.\\ av(!iuu', 'M O ft. above city (latum. 

On Castello avenue, at inter.sect.ion of 
North 47th avenue, .'U.O ft. above city datum. 

On Castello avenue, at intersection of 
North 48th avenue, ft. above eity datum. 

On Dickens avenue, at intersection of North 
4Sth avenue, 5J1.5 ft. above city datum. 

On Dickens avenue, at intersection of North 
48th court, 31.0 ft. above city datum. 

On Dickens avenue, at intersection of North 
49th avenue, 31.5 ft. above city dati.m. 

On McLean avenue, at intersection of North 
48th avenue, 31.5 ft. above city datum. 

On McLean avenue, at intersection ©f North 
47th avenne, 31.0 ft. above city datum. 

On West FuUerton avenue, at intersection 
of North 49th avenue, 34.0 ft. above city 
datum. 

On West FuUerton avenue^ at intersection 
of North 50th avenue, 37.0 ft. above city 
datum. 

On North 49th avenue, at intersection of 
West Montana street, 36.0 ft. above city 
datum. 

On North 49th avettue, at intersection of 
West Dunning street, 36.0 U. above city 
datum. 

On North 49th aveaae, at intersection of 
Nevada street,^ S6.0 ft. above city datum. 

On Nevada street, at a point 150 ft. east of 
North 49th avenue, 33.0 ft. above city datum. 

On West Montana street, at a point 150 ft. 
east of North 49th avenue, 33.0 feet above city 
datum. 

On West Dunning street, at a point 150 ft. 
east of North 49th avenue, 83.0 ft. above city 
datum. 



On North 52nd avenue, at intersection of 
West Ohio street, 30.0 ft. above city datura. 

On North 52nd avenue, ut Intersection of 
West Indiana street (from west), 30.25 ft. 
above city datum. 

On North 5l8t court, at Intersection of 
West Chicajfo avenue, 29.5 ft. above city 
datum. 

On North 50th avenue, at intersection of 
Rice street, 28.5 ft. above city datum. 

On North 49th avenue, at intersection of 
Rice street, 27.5 ft. above city datum. 

On North 49th avenue, at intersection of 
Cornelia street, 28.0 ft. above city datura. 

On North 50th avenue, at intersection of 
Cornelia street, 28.0 ft. above city datum. 

On North 51st avenue, at intersection of 
Augusta street, 29.0 ft. above city datum. 

On North 50th avenue, at intersection of 
Augusta street, 28,5 ft. above city datum. 

On North 50th avenue, at Intersection of 
Cortez street, 28.5 ft. above city datum. 

On North 49th avenue, at intersection of 
Cortez street, 29.0 ft. above city datum. 

On North 49th avenue, at intersection of 
Augusta street, 28.0 ft. above city datum. 

On North 49th avenue, at intersection of 
Thomas street, 30.0 ft. ab®ve city datum. 

On North 50th avenue, at intersection of 
Thomas street, 29.5 ft. above city datum. 

On North 49th avenue, at intersection of 
West Division street, 30.5 feet above city 
datum. 

On North 50th avenue, at intersection of 
West Division street, 30.5 ft. above city 
datum. 

On Wentworth avenue, at a point 170 ft. 
north of West 66th street, 21.6 ft. above city 
datum. 

On Wentworth avenue at a point 300 ft. 
north of West 66th street, 18.7 ft. above city 
datum. 

On east curb line of Ross avenue, at north 



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curb line of West *66th -street, 19.8 ft. above 
city datum. 

On north curb line of West 66th street, at 
a point 70 ft. west of Wentworth avenue, 19.8 
ft above city datum. 

On south curb line of West 66th street, at 
a point 70 ft. west of Wentworth avenue, 21.3 
ft. above city datum. 

On Emerald avenue, at intersection of 
West 89th street, 17.5 ft. above city datum. 

On Emerald avenue, at intersection of 
West 90th street, 16.5 ft. above city datum. 

On Emerald avenue, at north right-of-way 
line of C. R. I. & P. Ry., 18.0 ft. above city 
datum. 

On Emerald avenue, at south right-of-way 
line of C. R. I. & P. Ry., 18.0 ft. above city 
datum. 

On Emerald avenue, at intersection of 
West 91st street, 17.0 ft. above city datum. 

On Emerald avenue, at intersection of 
West 92nd street, 16.5 ft. above city datum. 

On Emerald avenue, at utersection ®f 
West 93rd street, 17.0 ft. above city datum. 

On Emerald avenue, at intersection of 
West 94th street, 17.0 ft. above city datum. 

On Emerald avenue, at intersection of 
West 95th street, 17.5 ft. above city datum. 

On Union avenue, at intersection of West 
90th street, 16.5 ft. above city datum. 

On Union avenue, at north right-of-way 
line of C. R. I. & P. Ry., 18.0 ft. above city 
datum. 

On Union avenue, at south right-of-way 
line of C. R. I. &P. Ry., 18.0 ft. above city 
datum. 

On Union avenue, at intersection of West 
91st street, 16.5 ft. above city datum. 

Ou Union avenue, at intersection of West 
92nd street, 16.5 ft. above city datum. 

On Union avenue, at intersection of West 
93rd street, 16.5 ft. above city datum. 

On Union avenue, at intersection of West 
94th street, 16.5 ft. above city datum. 



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On Union avenue, at intersection ®f West 
95th street, 17.0 ft. above city datum. 

On Lowe avenue, at intersection of West 
89th street, 18.0 ft. above city datum. 

On Lowe avenue, at intersection of West 
90th street, 16.5 feet above city datum. 

On Lowe avenue, at nortti right-of-way line 
of C. R. I. & P. Ry., 18.0 ft. above city 
datum. 

On Lowe avenue, at south right-of-way 
line of C. R. I. & P. Ry., 18.0 ft. above city 
datura. 

On Lowe avenue, at intersection of West 
91st street, 16.5 ft. above city datum. 

On Lowe avenue, at intersection of West 
92nd street, 16.5 ft. above city datum. 

On Lowe avenue, at intersection of West 
93d street, 16.5 ft. above city datum. 

On Lowe avenue, at intersection of West 
94th street, 16.5 ft. above city datum. 

On Lowe avenue, at intersection of West 
95th street, 17.0 ft. above city datum. 

On Wallace street, at intersection of West 
90th street, 16.5 ft. above city datum. 

On Wallace street, at north right of way 
line of C, R. L & P. Ry., 18.0 ft. above 
city datum. 

On Wallace street, at south right of way 
line of C, R. I. & P. Ry., 18.0 ft. above 
city datum. 

On Wallace street, at intersection of West 
91st street, 16.5 ft above city datum. 

On Wallace street, at intersection of West 
92d street, 16.5 ft. above city datum. 

On Wallace street, at intersection of West 
93d street, 16.5 ft. above city datum. 

On Wallace street, at intersection of West 
94th street, 16.5 ft. above city datum. 

On Wallace street, at intersection of West 
95th street, 16.5 ft. above city datum. 

On Parnell avenue, at intersection of West 
89th street, 18.5 ft. above city datum. 

On Parnell avenue, at intersection of West 
QOth street, 16.5 ft. above city datum. 



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On rainoll aveiiuu. at north rlifbt of way 
line of C. K I. & V Ky., ISO ft. Hbove 
city datum. 

On rHrnull avenue, at south right of way 
lino of C, U. I \- 1'. Uy., IS O ft. above 
cit}' datum. 

On Parnell avenue, ut intersection sf West 
lUst street. Hl.S ft. al)©ve city datum. 

On Parnell avenue, at intersection of West 
y2d street. 10.0 ft. above city datum. 

On Parnell avenue, at intersection of West 
93d street, 16.0 ft. above city datum. 

On Parnell avenue, at intersection of We.et 
Wth street, 16.5 ft. above city datum. 

On Parnell avenue, at intersection of "West 
95th street, 16.0 ft. above city datum. 

On Butler street, at intersection of West 
89th street. 19.5 ft. above city datum. 

On Butler street, at intersection of "West 
90th street, 16.5 ft. above city datum. 

On Butler street, at north right of way 
line of C. R. I. & P. Ry.. IS.O ft. above 
city datum. 

On Butler street, at south right of way 
line of C. R. I. & P. Ry., IS.O ft. above 
city datum. 

On Butler street, at intersection of West 
31st street, 16.5 ft. above city datum. 

On Butler street, at intersection of West 
92d street. 16.0 ft. above city datum. 

On Butler street, at intersection of West 
93d street, 16.0 ft. ubeve city datum. 

On Butler street, at intersection of West 
94th street, 16.0 ft. above eity datum. 

On Eggleston avenue, at intersection of 
West S9th street. 19.5 ft. above city datum. 

On Eggleston avenue, at intersection of 
West 90th street. 17.0 ft. above city datum. 

On Eggleston avenue, at north right of 
way line of C R. I. & P. Ry., 18.0 ft. above 
eity datum. 

On Eggleston avenue, at south right of 
way line of C, R. I. & P. Ry.. IS.O ft. above 
city datum. 



(Jn EtfglestOD avenue, at interM^ction of 
West 91 St street, 16.0 ft. aliove city datum. 

On Ki(t:le8ton avenue, at interKection of 
West 92«l street. 16.0 ft. alx)ve city datum. 

On FJffifleston avenue, at intersection of 
West 93d street, 15.5 ft. alwjve city datura. 

On Eggleston avenue, at intersection of 
West 94th street, 15.5 ft. a))ove city datum. 

On Vincennes avenue, at intersection of 
Anthony avenue. 9.3 ft. above city datum. 

On North Oakley avenue, at intersection of 
first alley south of Montrose avenue. 15.2 ft. 
above city datun). 

On Lawrence avenue, at intersection of 
North Claremont avenue, 16.75 ft. above city 
datum. 

On Lawrence avenue, at intersection of 
North Hoyne avenue ( from north). 18.0 ft. 
above city datum. 

On Lawrenee avenue, at intersection ef 
North Hoyne avenue (^from south), 18.0 ft. 
above city datum. 

On Lawrence avenue, at intersection of 
North Seeley avenue. 18.0 ft. above city 
datum. 

On Garfield avenue, at intersection of Lane 
court, 22.0 ft. above city datum. 

On South Centre avenue, at intersection of 
38th street. 12.0 ft. above city datum. 

On South Centre avenue, at intersection of 
37th street. 12.0 ft. above city datum. » 

The above heights as fixed shall be meas- 
ured from the plane of low water in Lake 
Michigan of A. D. 1847. as established by the 
Trustees of the Illinois and Michigan Canal 
and adopted bv the late Board of Drainage 
Cemmissioners and by the late Board ©f Pub- 
lic Works of the City of Chicago, and now 
represented by the ordinance ©f July 11th. 
A. D. 1S98. relating to the corrected eleva- 
vation of the Old Lind Block bench mark, 
which determines the base or datum for city 
levels. 

Secttox 2. That all ordinances or parts of 



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ordinances conflicting with this ordinance be 
and the same are hereby repealed. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall be in 
force from and after its passage. 



PETITIONS, COMMUNICATIONS AND ORDI- 
NANCES 

Aid. Hunter presented the following ©r- 
der: 

Q-rdered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
lay a water supply pipe in West Harrison 
street, from South 48th avenue to South 50th 
avenue, if it is found on investigation to pay 
the required revenue ; if not, by special as- 
sessment. (Petition attached.) 

Which was, on motion, duly passed by yeas 
and nays as follows : 

Teas — Kenna, Coughlin, Pike. Ailing, 
Dixon, Foreman, Jackson, Blake (5th ward), 
Kent, McCormick, Martin, Brenner, Fick, 
Garry, Novak (8th ward), Hurt, Byrne, 
Novak (10th ward), Brennan (10th ward), 
Duddleston, Finn, Patterson, Gary, Fowler, 
Maypole, Bos, Beilfuss, Hallstrom, Raymer, 
Smulski, Kunz, Oberndorf, Brennan (18th 
ward), Conlon, Morris, Powers, Petti- 
bone, Werno, Herrmann, Smith, Gold- 
zier, Peterson, Olson, Helm, Mingewan, 
Butler, Williston, Blake (26th ward), Kues- 
ter, Keeney, Walff, Hackley, Russell, Carey, 
Zeman, Boyd, Eidmann, Badenoch, Nelson, 
Mavor, Watkins, Jones, Bennett, Race, 
Hunter — 65. 

iVays— None. 

Aid. Race presented the following order : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be and he is hereby instructed to 
have the water main at Washington boule- 
vard and Fifty-second street extended from 
the east side across Fifty-second street to the. 
west side of said street, and that A. H. R. 
Attwood and Wra. Stewart, property owners^ 
be also given permit to connect with same, 
according to petition attached. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas— Kenna, Coughlin, Pike, Ailing, 
Dixon, Foreman, Jackson, Blake (5th ward), 
Kent, McCormick, Martin, Brenner. Fick, 



Garry, Novak (8th ward>, Hurt, Byrne, 
Novak '10th ward), Brennan (10th ward), 
Duddleston, Finn, Patterson, Gary, Fowler, 
Maypole, Bos, Beilfuss, Hallstrom, Raymer, 
Smulski, Kunz, Oberndorf, Brennan (18th 
ward), Conlon, Morris. Powers, Petti- 
bone, Werno, Herrmann, Smith, Gold- 
zier, Peterson, Olson, Helm, Minwegen, 
Butler, Williston, Blake (26th ward), Kues- 
ter, Keeney, Wulff, Hackley, Russell, Carey, 
Zeman, Boyd, Eidmann, Badenoch, Nelson, 
Mavor. Watkins, Jones, Bennett, Race, 
Hunter — 65. 

A^ays — None. 

Aid. Bennett -presented the following 
ordinance: 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 
of Chicago: 

Section 1. That that part of an alley 
running from 61st place t© 62d street, parallel 
with and contiguous to the westerly line of 
the right of way of the Illinois Central Rail- 
road, and parallel with and contiguous to the 
easterly line of Block two (2), O. A. Bogue's 
Subdivision, in the southeast quarter (3^) of 
Section 14, Tewnship 38 North, Range 14 
East of the Third Principal Meridian, be and 
the same is hereby set apart as a passageway 
for pedestrians only, and that all team traflSc 
be excluded therefrom. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after its 
passage. 

Which'was referred to the Committee on 
Judiciary. 

Aid. Bennett presented the following ordi- 
nance : 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 
of Chicago : 

Section 1. That for the purpose of the 
disposition of the sewage of that district of 
the City of Chicago formerly known as Pull- 
man the Pullman Company be and is hereby 
granted permission to erect, construct and 
equip with all necessary appliances and ma- 
chinery a suitable pumping station, accord- 
ing to plans and specifications to be approved 



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by the Commissioner of Public Works of the 
Cltj of Cliic'H^jo, on the line of One Hundred 
and Ninth place, extended, and directly west 
of tlie lIlinniH Central Uailroad rif^ht of way. 
and to connect said pumping station with th i 
sewer system of said district, at the sole cost 
and expense of said Pullman Company. 

Section 2. That upon the coniplttion of 
said pumping; station, appliances and ma- 
chinery, so erected, constructed, equipped 
and connected as aforesaid, and the approval 
thereof by the Commissioner of Public Works 
of the City of Chicaj^o. and upon the deliyery 
to the Comptroller of the (^ity of Chicago of 
a proper deed of conveyance to said city of 
the title to the lot. piece or tract of land upon 
which said pumping station is erected and 
necessarily appurtenant thereto, for the pur- 
poses aforesaid, to-wit: 

Beginning at a point nine hundred and 
sixty-four and eighty-eight one-hundredths 
(964.SS) feet north of and seren hun- 
dred and one and thirty one-hundredths 
(701.30) feet east of the southwest corner 
of the southeast quarter (i^ ) of Section fif- 
teen <15), Township thirty-seven (37) 
North, Range fourteen (14). East of 
the Third Principal Meridian; thence east 
to the west line of the right of way of the 
Illinois Central Railroad; thence southwest- 
erly along said west right of way line a dis- 
tance of eighty-one and thirty-eight one-hun- 
dredths (81.38) feet, more or less; thence 
west to a point eighty (80^ feet south of the 
point of beginning; thence north to the point 
of beginning; all in the said southeast quar- 
ter (^^) of Section fifteen (15), Township 
thirty-seven (37) North, Range fourteen (14) 
East of the Third Principal Meridian, in the 
City of Chicago. County of Cook and State 
of Illinois. The said Comptroller shall be 
and he is hereby authorized and directed to 
accept and record such de^d for and on be- 
half of the City of Chicago, and the said 
Commissioner of Public Works shall there- 
upon assume and thereafter continue the 



management, operation and control of such 
pumpinc Htation, niachinery and appliances 
for the purpose aforeHaid. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in f<jrce from and after its pas- 
sage. 

Which was, on motion, duly parsed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeojf — Kenna,. Coughlin, Pike, Ailing, 
Dixon, Foreman, Jackson, Blake (r)th ward), 
Kent. McCormick, Martin, Brenner, Pick, 
Garry, Novak (8th ward). Hurt, Byrne, 
Novak (10th ward', Brennan > 10th ward), 
Duddleston. Finn, Patterson. Gary, Fowler, 
Maypole. Bos, Beilfuss, Hallstrom, Raymer, 
Sraulski. Kunz, Oberndorf, Brennan (18th 
ward). Con Ion. Morris. Powers, Petti- 
bone, Werno, Herrmann, Smith, Gold- 
zier, Peterson, Olson, Helm, Minwegen. 
Butler, Williston. Blake (26th ward), Kues- 
ter, Keeney. Wulff, Hackley, Russell, Carey, 
Zeman, Boyd, Eidmann, Badenoch, Nelson. 
Mavor. Watkins, Jones, Bennett, Race. 
Hunter — 65. 

XayK — None. 

Aid. Watkins presented the following 
order: 

Ordered, That permission be and is hereby 
given to the merchants on 92d street, between 
Erie and Houston avenue, to string electric 
lights over sidewalk for a period of 60 days, 
to be removed at any time by order of His 
Honor, the Mayor, or Commissioner of Public 
Works. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed by yeas 
and nays as follows- 

Yem — Kenna, Coughlin, Pike, Ailing. 
Dixon, Foreman, Jackson. Blake (5th ward). 
[ Kent. McCormick, Martin, Brenner, Fick, 
; Garry, Novak (Sth ward). Hurt, Byrne, 
I Novak (10th ward), Brennan (10th ward), 
Duddleston. F nn. Patterson. Gary, Fowler, 
Maypole, Bos, Beilfuss. Hallstrom, Raymer. 
Smulski, Kunz. Oberndorf, Brennan (18th 
ward I, Conlon. Morris, Powers. Petti- 
bone, Warno, Herrmann. Smith. Gold- 
zier, Peterson, Olson. Helm, Minwegen. 
Butler, Williston. Blake (26th ward), Kues- 
ter, Keeney. WulS. Hackley. Russell, Carey. 
Zeman, Boyd. Eidmann, Badenoch, Nelson. 
Mavor, Watkins, Jones. Bennett, Race. 
Hunter — 65. 

Xays — None. 



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1233 



[1900 



Aid, Watkins presented claim of R. A. 
Davis for rebate of water tax, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 
Aid. Mavor presented the following order : 

Whereas. A certain attorney has certain 
evidence of a larg-e sum of money due the 
City of Chicago from one of the elevated 
railroad companies ; and, 

Whereas, Said attorney is willing to 
collect said money by litigation or otherwise, 
on a contingent fee of twenty-five (2b fo) per 
cent ; therefore be it 

Ordered, and it is hereby ordered, that the 
City Comptroller be and he is authorized to 
employ said attorney on a contingent fee of 
twenty -live (iS^) per cent to collect said 
money due the City ©f Chicago. 

' AM. Novak ( 8th ward) moved its reference 
to the Committee on Judiciary. 

Aid. Mavor moved to suspend the rules to 
pass the order. 

The motion was lost by yeas and nays as 
follows: 

Yean — Kenna. Pike, Dixon, Jackson, No- 
vak (10th ward), Brennan (10th ward), 
Finn, Fowler, Maypole, Bos, Beilfuss, Hall- 
strom, Kunz, Oberndorf, Conlon, Morris, 
Powers, Pettibone.Werno. Herrmann, Smith, 
Minwegen, Wulfi,Carey,Eidmann, Badenoch, 
Nelson, Mavor, Watkins, Jones, Bennett, 
Race, Hunter— 33. ' 

iVa?/s— Coughlin, Ailing, Foreman, Blake 
(5th ward), Kent, McCormick, Martin, Bren- 
ner, Fick, Garry, Novak (8th ward), Hurt, 
Byrne, Duddleston, Patterson, Gary,- Ray- 
- mer, Smulski, Brennan 18th ward), Gold- 
zier, Peterson, Helm, Butler, Williston, 
Blake (26th ward) .Kuester, Keeney,Hackley, 
Russell, Zeman, Boyd — 31. 

Aid. Beilfuss moved that the order be 
made a special order for the next regular 
meeting at 8 o'clock P. M. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Mavor presented claims of Edward P. 
Buchanan and Fred Geist for rebate of water 
tax, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Mavor presented the following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 



Works be and he is hereby authorized and 
directed to issue permits to property owners 
on Wabash avenue, between 12th and 22d 
streets, for c@nnecting drains for the sum of 
one ($1) dollar each. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Mavor presented the claims of the 
Soper Lumber Company and the Charlevoix 
Lumber Company for damage occasioned by 
delay at the Halsted street bridge, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 
Aid. Nelson presented the following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be and he is hereby directed and au- 
thorized to repair immediately the break- 
water-at the foot of 53d street, said work to 
be charged to the appropriation of 81,500.00 
for repair of breakwater @f East End Park, 
made and included in Appropriation Bill of 
fiscal year. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Eidmann presented the followimg 
ordinance : 

Be it ordained hy the City Council of the City 
of Chicago : 

Section 1. Section No. 1661 of the Re- 
vised Code of 1897, Volume No. 1, be and the 
same is hereby amended to read as follows : 

Contractor to Make ArriDAVir — There 
shall hereafter be inserted in all contracts 
and specifications for paving of streets a pro- 
vision ttiat before the final estimate is issued 
and linal payment made upon such contract 
the contractor shall deliver to 1 he Board of 
Local Improvements a sworn written state- 
ment of the amount, kind and quality of the 
several materials required that were delivered 
upon and incorporated into the work, and no 
final estimate or final payment shall be made 
by the city or any of its oflBcials until such 
sworn statement shall have been furnished as 
aforesaid. 

Section 2. All ordinances or parts of ordi- 
nances in conflict herewith shall be and the 
same are hereby repealed. 

Sections. This ordinance shall take effect 
and be in force from and after its passage. 

Which was referred to the Committee ®n 
Special Assessments. 



November 12, | 



1234 



AUI. lOidmuiui proMJiileii the follewint' 
ot'tllimiice ' 

lie it ordained In/ tin Cihj Council of (fit City 
of i'fiic<if/u: 

Hbction 1. That wlierc iiii ordinancu has 
been passed by the ('Itj' Council for the con- 
struction of a siilewttllv, and the owner of 
:iny lot, block or parcci of land in front of 
which a uew walk is ordered by said ordi- 
nance places the walk then in front of such 
lot, block or ])arccl of land in a safe and 
sound condition, or builds a new walk satis- 
factory te the Board of Local Improvements 
prior to the date of advertising for bids pur- 
suant to such assessment, the Board of Local 
Improvements may upon presentation of a 
proper report showinjr such walk to be in a 
satisfactory condition, abate the entire 
assessment against such lot, block or parcel 
of land, including costs of making, levying 
and collecting the assessment. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after its 

passage. 

Which was referred to the Committee on 
Special Assessments. 

Aid. Eidmanii presented the following 
ordinance: 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 
of Chicago : 

Section 1. Whenever an ordinance has 
been passed by the City Council for the con- 
struction of a sidewalk, the Board of Local 
Improvements, prior to the date of advertis- 
ing for bids pursuant to such assessment, 
may and are hereby authorized to issue a per- 
mit for the construction of a walk of other 
and different material than is provided for in 
said ordinance, provided however that such 
other and different material will in the opin- 
ion of said Board make a better and more 
suitable walk for the particular locality in 
which the same is to be constructed than is 
provided for by said ordinance. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall take 



circcL l)c ill forcr from and after it 

passage. 

Which WHS referred to the Committee on 
i Special AssosKMionts 

Aid. Kidmann presented the following or- 
I der: 

! Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works bo and he is hereby directed to 
issue permit to Frank Salter to raise grade at 
southwest corner Wentworth avenue and 
(ioth street one foot, for purpose of building 

I cement sidewalk and steps, as indicated by 
attached sketch. 

Which was, on motion, duly jjassed. 

Aid. Eidmann presented the following 
order for a sewer in Morgan street, from 
69th stre«t t© 70th street, which was 

Referred to the Board of Local Improve- 
ments. 

Aid. Boyd presented the following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
lay water main on 48lh place, from the first 
alley east of Western avenue to Oakley 
avenue, a distance of about 500 feet. 

Which was. on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Boyd presented a petition for paving 
. (macadam) St. Louis avenue, from 59th 
street to 67th street, which was 

Referred to the Board of Local Improve 
ments. 

Aid. Zeman presented the claim of Mary 
Wielgus for personal injuries, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Keeney presented the following 
orders : 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to erect gas lamp and 
maintain same in front of the Pacific Con- 
gregational Church on Courtland street, be- 
tween Ballou and Hancock streets. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
notify the People's Gas Light and Coke Com- 
pany to lay gas mains in Monticello avenue, 
between Armitage avenue and Courtland 
street. 

Ordered. That the order of July 9th, 1900 



November 12, | 



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(1900 



AWI. I<]l(liii;imi prosuiif »rtl tlic foUowltn; 
oi'diiiunce ' 

lit i( onlitintd 1)1/ tlir City ('niinril of l/u Cily 
of Cfiii'dfjo: 

Hection 1. 'riial where; an ordiiimicc! li:is 
been passed Ity tlu! I'ity Council for the t-on- 
struetloii of II sldowalk, and tlie owii(!r of 
:iiiy lot, l)locl< or parcel of laud in front of 
\\ hii'ii a new walk is ordered by said ordi- 
niince places the walk then in front of such 
lot, block or pared of land in a safe and 
sound condition, or builds a new walk satis- 
factory to the Board of Local Improvements 
prior to the date of advertislnff for bids pur- 
suant to such assessment, the Board of Local 
Improvements may upon presentation of a 
proper report showing- such walk to be in a 
satisfactory condition, abate the entire 
assessment against such lot, blocK or parcel 
of land, including costs of making, levying 
and collecting the assessment. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after its 

passage. 

Which was referred to the Committee on 
Special Assessments. 

Aid. Eidmann presented the following 
ordinance: 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 
of Chicago: 

Section 1. Whenever an ordinance has 
been passed by the City Council for the con- 
struction of a sidewalk, the Board of Local 
Improvements, prior to the date of advertis- 
ing for bids pursuant to such assessment, 
may and are hereby authorized to issue a per- 
mit for the construction of a walk of other 
and different nvaterial than is provided for in 
said ordinance, provided however that such 
other and different material will in the opin- 
ion of said Board make a better and more 
suitable walk for the particular locality in 
which the same is to be constructed than is 
provided for by said ordinance. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall take 



I efTect ami lie in fore** fiom iind after it 
passage. 

Which WHS referred to the ('ommitteeon 
1 Special ABSossnients 

; Aid. lOidiiiiiriii i)reseiite<l the following or- 
j der: 

! Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works bo and he is hereby directed to 
issue ijermit to l<"'rank Salter U) raise grade at 
southwest corner Wentworth avenue and 
Onth street one foot, for purpose of building 
cement sidewalk and steps, as indicated V)y 
attached sketch. 

Which was, on motion, duly i>as8ed. 

Aid. Eidn)ann presented the following 
order for a sewer in Morgan street, from 
GDth street t© 70th street, which was 

Referred to the Board of Local Improve- 
ments. 

Aid. Boyd presented the following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
lay water main on 48th place, from the first 
alley east of Western avenue to Oakley 
avenue, a distance of about 500 feet. 

Which was. on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Boyd presented a petition for paving 
. (macadam) St. Louis avenue, from 59th 
street to 67th street, which was 

Referred to the Board of Local Improve 
ments. 

Aid. Zeman presented the claim of Mary 
Wielgus for personal injuries, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Keeney presented the following 
orders 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to erect gas lamp and 
maintain same in front of the Pacific Con- 
gregational Church on Courtland street, be- 
tween Ballou and Hancock streets. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
notify the People's Gas Light and Coke Com- 
pany to lay gas mains in Monticello avenue, 
between Armitage avenue and Courtland 
street. 

Ordered, That the order of July 9th, 1900 



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[1900 



to stay all proceedings in the matter of 
water supply pipe in West Belle Plaine ave- 
nue, from North Spaulding avenue to Kim- 
ball avenue, be and the same is hereby 
rescinded, and that the Board of Local Im- 
provements is hereby directed to proceed to 
let contract for said improvement. 

Which were, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Keeney presented the following ordi- 
nance: 

AN ORDmANCE 

Repealing an •rdinance for the laying of 
six-inch drains in West North avenue, 
from North 44:th avenue to the Belt Rail- 
way of Chicago, in the City of Chicago, 
County of Coolc and State of Illinois. 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 
of Chicago: 

Section I. That the ordinance entitled 
'An ordinance for six-inch drains in West 
North avenue, from North 44th avenue to the 
JBelt Railway of Chicage, passed April 4th, 
1900, be and the same is hereby repealed. ■ 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in 
force from and after its passage. 

Which was, oh motion, duly passed by 
yeas and nays as follows : 

Teas — Kenna, Coughlin, Pike, Ailing, 
Dixon, Foreman, Jackson, Blake (5th ward), 
Kent, McCormick, Martin, Brenner, Fick, 
> i^arry, Novak .8th ward), Hurt, Byrne, 
Novak (10th ward), Brennan (10th ward), 
Duddleston, Finn, Patterson, Gary, Fowler, 
Maypole, Bos, Beilfuss, Hallstrom, Raymer, 
Smulski, Kunz, Oberndorf, Brennau (I8th 
ward). Conlon, Morris, Powers, Petti- 
bone, Werno, Herrmann, Smith, Gold- 
zier, Peterson, Olson, Helm, Minwegen, 
Butler, Williston, Blake (26th ward), Kues- 
ter, Keeney, Wulfl, Hackley, Russell, Carey, 
Zeman, Boyd, Eidmann, Badenoch, Nelson, 
Mavor, Watkins, Jones, Bennett, Race, 
Hunter — 65. 

Nays — None. 

Aid. Keeney presented the following ordi- 
nance: 



AN ORDINANCE 

Establishing sidewalk line on the north side 
of Grace street, from North 41st court to 
North 42d avenue, in the City of Chicago, 
County of Cook, and State of Illinois. 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 
of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the sidewalk line on the 
north side of Grace street, from North 41st 
court to North 42d avenue, in the City of 
Chicago be, and the same is hereby estab- 
lished six feet from the present lot line. 

Section 2. That all ordinances and parts 
of ordinances in conflict therewith, be arid 
the same is hereby repealed. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed by 
yeas and nays as follows : 

Yean — Kenna, Coughlin, Pike, Ailing, 
Dixon, Foreman, Jackson, Blake (5th ward), 
Keni, McCormick, Martin, Brenner, Fick, 
Garry, Novak (8th ward), Hurt, Byrne, 
Novak ilOth ward), Brennan (10th ward), 
Duddleston, Finn, Patterson, Gary. Fowler, 
Maypole, Bos, Beilfuss, Hallstrom, Raymer, 
Smulski, Kunz, Oberndorf, Brennan (18th 
ward), Conlon, Morris, Powers, Petti- 
bone, Werno, Herrmann, Smith, Gold- 
zier, Peterson, Olson, Helm, Minwegen, 
Butler, Williston, Blake (26th ward), Kues- 
ter, Keeney, Wulff, Hackley, Russell, Carey, 
Zeman, Boyd, Eidmann, Badenoch, Nelson. 
Mavor, Watkins, Jones, Bennett, Race, 
Hunter — 65. 

iV^a?/s— None. 

Aid. Keeney presented the following- 
order : 

Ordered^ That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
include in his department estimates for the 
year 1901 appropriation bill a sufficient sum 
to lay water supply pipes -in Grand avenue, 
from North 60th avenue to the city limits. 

Which was referrei to the Committee on 
Finance. 

Aid. Keeney presented orders as follows: 

For a six-foot plank sidewalk on the north 
side of Grace street, from Kimball avenue 
to Bernard avenue.. 



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123B 



For wut(M' supply |)lj)Os In McLciiin iiv(!tmo, 
from North 47tli utciiuo to tliu licit Railway. 

For Kcwor In North 4r)th avenue, from 
Huinhohlt avenue to Arniitat^o aTcnue. 
(Petition attnchoil). 

For uiaciulami/iiit^ (iirand avonuo, from 
r)()th avunuu to (»()th I'vcinu;. 

For macadami/i n|^,tho followini; system of 
streets: liawrulale avenue, from Bloominfj- 
dale avenue to Armitape avenue ; Monticello 
avenue, from Hloominf^dalo avenue to 
Armitat^o avenue; Uidf^eway avenue, from 
Bloomiugdale avenue to Armitage avenue; 
Hamlin avenue, from Cortland avenue to 
Armita^e avenue; Cortland avenue, from 
Hamlin avenue to Central Park avenue. 
(Petition attached). 

Which were referred to the Board of Local 
Improvements. 

Aid. Wulff presented the following resolu- 
tion: 

WuEREAS, The Board of Education of the 
City of Chicago after full investigation had 
of the facts in the premises, at a meeting had 
in its chambers October 3, 1900, solemnly and 
formally declared abandoned the property 
commonly known as the Forest Glen School 
site, and recommended that the Mayor and 
City Comptroller execute a deed of acquit- 
tance to the grantor, James Fegan, his heirs 
or assigns, of whaterer interest the Board of 
Education may have had at any time in said 
property ; and. 

Whereas, His Honor, the Mayor, and the 
City Comptroller, having been advised by the 
Corporation Counsel that, in the absence of 
a formal authorization by this Honorable 
City Council so to do, they had not the 
authority to execute such deed ; and. 

Whereas, By the terms of the original 
deed of transfer of said property it provided 
that if said property ceased to be used, or 
occupied, for school purposes it was to revert 
back to the original ^grantor, said James 
Fegan, and insomuch as the Board of Educa- 
tion has power so to do and has so declared 
the said property abandoned b®th in fact and 
in law ; therefore j^be it 

Resolved, That the Mayor and City Comp- 
troller be and they are hereby authorized to 
execute a quit claim deed to James Fegan of 
the property known as the Forest Glen 
Scho©l site . u more particularly as a piece. 



or parcel, of land lying and being in Lot 
numlter two (2), in Caldwell's Reserve on the 
Noiili Brunch ©f tin; (Chicago River, c^m- 
iiKMiciiig in tli(! middle of the highway lead- 
ing from I'liinney's i^riUge (so called; to the 
highway running from Carpenter's bridge 
to Gross Point, live (5) rods southerly fr«m 
the southeast corner of the i)i<!ce of land 
heretofore sold by tlu; said James Fegan to 
one Patrick Artliui-, thence westerly eight 
(8) rods at right, anirl<;K with said Iftt. thence 
southerly at right angles six 0; rods, thence 
easterly eight 8) rods to the middle of said 
highway, thence northerly six (0) rods to the 
place of beginning, in Township forty (40> 
North, Range thirteen (13;, East of the 
Third Principal Meridian, situated in said 
City of Chicago, County of Cook, Ktate of 
Illinois. 

Which was, on motion, duly adopted by 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Pike, Ailing. 
Dixon, Foreman, Jackson, Blake C5th ward)^ 
Kent, McCormick, Martin, Brenner, Fick^ 
Garry, Novak (8th ward). Hurt, Byrne, 
Novak (10th ward), Brennaa (10th ward)» 
Duddleston, Finn, Patterson, Gary, Fowler, 
Maypole, Bos, Beilfuss, Hallstrom, Raymer, 
Smiilski, Kunz, Oberndorf, Brennan (18th 
ward), Conlon, Morris, Powers, Petti- 
bone, Werno, Herrmann, Smith, Gold- 
zier, Peterson, Olson, Helm, Minwegen, 
Butler, Williston, Blake (26th ward), Kues- 
ter, Keeney, Wulff, Hackley, Russell, Carey, 
Zeman, Boyd, Eidmann, Badenoch, Nelson, 
Mavor, Watkins, Jones, Bennett. Race» 
Hunter — 65. 

Nays — None. 

Aid. Wullf presented orders as follows: 

Sewer in Maynard street, from Milwaukee 
avenue to 56th street. 

Sewer in Milwaukee avenue, from Lawrence 
avenue to^the Chicago and Northwestern 
Railway. 

For plank sidewalk ®n both sides of Allen 
avenue, from Milwaukee avenue to Kimball 
avenue, and on both sides of 40th avenne, 
from Lawrence avenue to Elston avenue, 
which were 

Referred to the Board of Local Improve- 
ments. 

Aid. Blake (26th ward) p-resented the fal- 
lowing order: 



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11900' 



Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works issue to the Gross Park M. B. Church, 
corner of {School and Paulina streets, per- 
mit to change the two boulevard lamps in 
front of the entrance to the old M. E. Church 
on Paulina street to the front of the en- 
trance to the new M. E. Church on School 
street. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid Butler f25th ward) presented the fol- 
lowing resolution: 

HesoJved, That the City Council of the City 
of Chicago hereby requests the Senate and 
House of Representatives of the State of 
Illinois to pass a law for the establishment of 
a State Commission, whose duty it shall be 
to regulate the price of illuminating gas and 
electric light, a draft of which law is hereto 
attached. 

Which was referred to the Special Com- 
mittee on State Legislation. 

Aid. Williston presented the following 
ordinance: 

AN OKDINANOE 

Be it ordained by the City Council oj the City 
of Chicago: 

Section 1. That an ordinance passed by 
the City Council ®f the City of Chicago for 
establishing sidewalk space on Waterloo 
court, from Wellington street to the north 
terminus of Waterloo court, which was 
passed by the Council on December 12th, 
15)98, and appears on page 1167 of the Council 
Proceedings of that date, be and the same is 
hereby repealed. 

Section 2. That the said sidewalk space 
on Waterloo court, from Wellington street to 
its north terminus, be and the same is hereby 
established at six feet in width and beginning 
one foot from the lot line of said lots on said 
court. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall be in 
force from and after its passage. . 

Which was, on motion, duly passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeat^ — Kenna, Coughlin, Pike, Ailing, 
Dixon, Foreman, Jackson, Blake i5th ward). 



Kent, McCormick, Martin, Brenner, Fick, 
Garry, Novak (8th ward), Hurt, Byrne, 
Novak (10th ward), Brennan (10th ward), 
Duddleston, Finn, Patterson, Gary, Fowler,., 
Maypole, Bos, Beilfuss, Hall^trom, Raymer,* 
Smulski, Kunz, Oberndorf, Brennan (18th 
ward), Conlon, Morris, Powers, Petti- 
bone, Werno, Herrmann, Smith, Gold- 
zier, Peterson, Olson, Helm, Minwegen, 
Butler, Willist©n, Blake (26th ward), Kues- 
ter, Keeney, Wulff, Hackley, Russell, Carey, 
Zeman, Boyd, Eidmann, Badenoch, Nelson, 
Mavor, Watkins, Jones, Bennett, Race,, 
Hunter — 65. 

Nays — None. 

Aid. Williston presented the following 
order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
construct two catch-basins, one at the south- 
east corner of Greenleaf avenue and Central 
avenue, and one at the northeast corner of 
said Greenleaf avenue and Central avenue. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Minwegen presented the follewing 
ordinance : 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 
of Chicago: 

Section 1. That Chapter XXXIV., Re- 
vised Code of Chicago, be amended by add- 
ing thereto the following section : 

"Section 803. That all of that portion of 
the Calumet River, and all slips adjacent 
thereto irnd connected therewith, lying with- 
in the limits of the City of Chicago are here- 
by declared to be and are subject to the con- 
trol of the Harbormaster and. Commissioner 
of Public Works ©f Chicago, and to all the 
rules, regulations and provisions of the fore- 
going sections of this chapter, to the same 
extent and in the same manner as if the said 
Calumet River and slips were, speciflcally de- 
clared herein a part of the harbor of the City 
of Chicago." 

Section 2. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after its pas- 
sage. 

Which was referred to the Committee on. 
Harbors, Viaducts and Bridges. 



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[1900 



Aid. Miiiweifcri piescntci! Iho following or- 
(liniiiicu : 

Jk it ordainril hij tliv Citij Council of thr Citij 
» of C/nritt/o. 

SiccTioN 1. Tlmt the Comptroller mt the 
City of Chiciij^o Ijc hiuI ho is hereby ordered 
to pay nil city employes bi-montlily, on the 
lirst and fiftooiith days of each month. 

SicrnoN M. This ordinance shall take 
elTect and be in force from and after its 
passapfc. 

AVhich was referrel to the Committee on 
Finance. 

Aid. Minwegen presented the claim ot 
Frank Meine for rebate of special assessment, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Smith presented an ordinance, turn- 
ing over control of Burton place, from Clark 
street to the Lake Shore Drive, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
. Alleys, N. D. 

Aid. Smith presented the following order: 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to light and keep 
lighted lamps in front of the Catholic Church 
on North Park avenue, just north of Schiller 
street. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Goldzier presented the following ©rdi- 
nance: 

J5e it ordained by the City Council of the City 
of Chicago: 

Section 1. Whereas, on the 16th day of 
July, A. D. 1900, an ordinance was passed by 
the City Council of the City of Chicago, and 
approved on the 13th day of September, A. 
D. 1900, Section 1 of which is as follows* 

"Permission and authority are hereby 
granted to the Chicago and Northwestern 
Railway Company, its successors and assigns, 
to lay down, maintain and operate one rail- 
way switch track to extend from a point in 
the north end of Mendell street, about six 
(6) feet east of the west line of said Mendell 
^street, and from thence south parallel with 



Kald went lino of said street to Its Intersection 
with (Jlybourri i)lnoe, according to the plat 
attached hereto, and made a part of this 
ordinance. 

"AUo permission and authority are hereby 
granted to said railway company to lay 
down, iiialntain and oi)erate the necessary. 
c()tiveni(!iit and p!-o|)er turn-outs and sidings, 
to serve any ifidustries which may be 
h)cated on property abutting said street." 

And, whereas, the description of the loca- 
tion of said track in said ordinance does not 
correspond with the location thereof upon 
said plat, and it was intended to locate said 
track from a point in the north end of Men- 
dell street, about six (6) feet west of the 
east line of said Mendeli street, and from 
theqce south parallel with said east line of 
said Mendell street to its intersection with 
Clybourn place; 

Now, therefore, to correct said error in the 
description of said track. Section 1 of said 
©rdinance be and the same is hereby amended 
to read as follows : 

Section 1. Permission aud authority are 
hereby granted to the Chicago and North- 
western Railway Company, its suceessors 
and assigns, to lay down, maintain and 
■"operate one railway switch track to extend 
from a point in the north end of Mendell 
street about six (6) feet west of the east line 
of said Mendell street, and from thence 
south parallel with said east line of said 
street to its intersection with Clybourn place, 
according to the plat hereto attached and 
made a part of this ordinance. 

Also, permission and authority are hereby 
granted to said railway company to lay 
down, maintain and operate the necessar3% 
convenient and proper turn-outs and sidings, 
to serve any industries which may be located 
on property abutting said street. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin. Pike, Ailing, 
Dixon, Foreman, Jackson, Blake (5th ward), 
Kent, McCormick, Martin, Brenner, Fick, 
Garry, Novak (8th ward), Hurt, Byrne, 
Novak (10th wardi, Brennan (10th ward), 
Duddleston, Finn, Patterson, Gary, Fowler, 
Maypole, Bos, Beilfuss, Hallstrom. Raymer, 



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Smulski, Kunz, Obernderf. Brennan (18th 
ward), Uonlon, Morris, Powers, Petti- 
bone, Werno, Herrmann, Smith, Gold- 
zier, Peterson, Olson, Helm, Minwegen, 
Butler, Williston, Blake (26th ward), Kues- 
ter, Keeney, Wulff, Hackley, Russell, Carey, 
Zeman, Boyd, Eidmann, Badenoch, Nelson, 
Mavor, Watkins, Jones, Bennett, Race, 
Hunter — 65. 

iVa?/s— None. 

Aid, Werno presented the followinjr 
order: 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to erect two gas lamps, 
with boulevard heads, in front of Kretlow's 
Hall, at 401 and 403 Webster avenue. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Werno presented the claim of Anna 
Effinger for personal injuries, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Morris presented the following order: 

Ordered, That the City Electrician grant 
permission to P. Becker & Co. to string a 
wire from their salesrooms, 254 and . 260 East 
Monroe street, to their factory, 208 to 214 
West Polk street, same to be removed at any 
time at the discretion of His Honor, the 
Mayor, or City Electrician. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Brennan {18th ward) presented the 
claim of Geo. P. Gubbins for loss of horse, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Brennan (18th ward) presented an 
order for paving (granite) Quincy street, 
from Desplaines street to Halsted street, 
which was 

Referred to the Board of Local Improve- 
ments. 

Aid. Brennan (18th ward) presented an 
ordinance authorizing Eli Bolinger to run 
electrical wires in certain territory, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Gas, Oil and 
Electric Liffht. 

Aid. Oberndorf presented the claim of 
Antonio Lavango for services while injured 
in the city's employ, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



Aid. Smulski presented the following or- 
der: 

Ordered^ That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby ordered and 
directed to issue a permit for the laying of 
a 4-inch water service pipe connecting with 
the public water supply pipe in Noble street, 
immediately south of West Chicago avenue, 
and extending to the premises known as 
St. Peter's German Evangelical Lutheran 
Church, without a meter, to be used for the 
purpose of furnishing power for pump organ 
in said church. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Raymer presented an ordinance in 
favor of Henry Severin for a switch track at 
Wabansia avenue and Coventry street, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, W. D. 

Aid. Raymer presented the claim of Mrs. 
Schroeder for crossing improvement ; claim 
of S. B. Harsch for water tax rebate, and the 
claim of Pat Nolan, Elizabeth Quigley, Josef 
Glon, Elizabeth Walsh, Owen O'Rourke, 
Jacob Bilichsfaski, Pat Hughes, Frank 
Zaszaski, Chas. -L. Leymann, Terrence 
Kennedy, Roger Kennedy and Adolph 
Minuich for damage to property ©n account 
©f track el€?vation, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Hallstr*m presented the following 
order : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
lay water pipes on Sacremento avenue, from 
Humboldt boulevard to Marianna avenue, 
and charge the same to the Water Fund. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Hallstrom presented ©rders for 
macadamizing the following streets : 

Pleasant place, from Western avenue to 
Leavitt street. 

Berlin street, from Western avenue to 
Leavitt street. 

Oakley avenue, from FuUerton avenue to 
Ems street. 

Frankfort street, from Oakley avenne to 
Hoyne avenue, which were 

Referred to the Board of Local Improve- 
ments. 



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AM. B«Ufa« pretMoic^ tbe foUcvtac 
orden: 

Ordrrtd. That tbe order ymmed Jaly 16. 
ptigrm l(Kn-4. directiac tbe CoininlMloaer of 
Pabllc Woiiis sot to paj the eoetnctor for 
paTiac Rockw^ fttreei. from AoinistA to 
Diritioo streets, be eod tbe Mine is berebf 
resciaded. 

Ordered^ Tbat tbe Commiasioncr of Pub- 
tie Works be aod he is berebj directed to 
issue perruii U. C. Heiaemaa, HSOlCil- 
wAokee sreDue to erect ao electrie si^. sub- 
ject to tbe reTOcation bj tbe llsror it aaj 
time. 

Which were, oa motiOB, duly passed. 

Aid. Beilfass presented the foUovia^ 

order: 

WHEHEA.S. Two frame buUdiogs hare been 
left standio? on Hoyae aT«iie, between 
Thomas street and Haddon aTeane, for 
sereral weeks, thetdbf obstraetine: tke 

street: and. 

Whs&eas. Tbe owner of said baQdings, 
one Joha T. Baating>. a resident of the City 
of Cbica^. has freqaently been notified by 
the Departm^t of PnUic Works of tbe CSty 
of Chicago to proceed to ranove said baOd- 
ings from the street, and, notwithstanding 
saA notlees, has negleeted, uiled and 
refused to remove said bnildings; and, 

Wee&sas, The l&st notice to remoTe said 
baildlngs was sared upon said John T. 
Bantiag pasonally, on the first day of 
Novemb^, 1900: said notioe bang drawn in 
accordance with the i»OTisions of the ordl- 
naaces of the CSty of Chioogo resajrding 
street obstmctiona, notifying him thnt if said 
biuldinss were not removed within three i3) 
days of the date of tbe receipt of such nodee, 
said baildiass woald be deemed a nuisaaee 
and as such would be torn down nnd remored 
firom the bt r octs of the CSty of Cbie^o, and 
the expaise of such tearing down and re- . 
moral charrri :: :zr sy f John T. BnntiBg; 
and, 



bysaid B-i ir i 
neglected ane : 
and same are : 
and th ereb y czz^ . zz 
a puUie sbeet; it is 



the reeapt of said notice 
i Banting has refused, 
' r move said bnildings, 
I : : I r on Hioyne aTenne 
1 nrr md IJiw iiiiji^ 



Marshal of the City of Chicaco 
forthwith to destroy and remove from Hoyaa 
areane, between TboaMS Areet and Haddon 
arenae, tbe two frame baUdiags aow atand- 
lagoa said Hojue areooe and owaed by one 
John J. Banting, and that an aceonat of the 
ezpeaae of anch deatmction and remoral of 
aaid baildlags from aaid street be made and 
turned over to the Law Department for col- 
lection, and npon receipt of anch account 
tbe Law Department ia berebr iostnieted to 
eoOeet tbe amoaat of such expeo&e arcoact 
frem tbe said J^hn T. Buotiug. 

Which was. on motion, dnly passed. 

Aid. Beilfass presented the foUowiog or- 
der: 



Ordered, That the Coooniaaioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and be is hereby directed to 
iasne permit to L. Feder, 890 Milwaukee are- 
nne, to eiect an electric sign, subject to 
rerocntioa by the Major at any time. 

Whidi was. on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Beilfass presented an order for par- 
ing (brick) Wood street, from Cbiengo avn- 
nne to IGlwaakee aTenne, and Paalina street, 
foom Chicago areaoeto Miiwankee arennn. 
which was 



Befened t 
moits 



f Local Improre- 



Ald. Beilfass presented the claim of Amelia 
Mitchell for special assessment r^ate, nad 
Jnlins Zn^lke tar sidewalk 



ing? of the Cirr ot Cii: 



ssioner of Bnild- 
. : .nd the Fire 



B^eierred to the Committee on FinanceL 

AM. Fowler presented tbe foOwwing 

mder: 

Ordend^ Thnt the Committee on Track 
Eleraiion be and tbef nre'^er^iy directed to 
report to this ConncQ not later than two 
meetings from to-night an ordinance requir- 
ing the Kttsbnigfa, Cincinnati, Oliicago and 
St. lioais Baflway Company, tbe Chicago 
and Northwestern Railway Company, tbe 
Ckic^o, Mjiwmnkee and St. Fdil Railway 
Company, nnd the Metropolitan West Side 
£lemted Railmnd Company to. respectiviri j, 
derate the idaneof certain of th^ railway 
tzncks within the CSty of Chicngo, and chaag- 
ing tbe grade of portions of certain street, 
and aveiia^ in said aty, and commonly 
li -i 3.5 ~ iz r StieetTm^ BevatMrnOr- 



i 



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41 



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diuance, deferred and published May 14, 1900. 
page 264. 

Aid. Goldzier moved its reference to the 
Special Committee on Track Elevation. 

Aid. Fowler moved to suspend the rules to 
pass the order. 

The motion was lost by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas — Pike, Dixon, Fowler. Hallstrom, 
Raymer, Smulski, Kunz, Oberndorf, Willis- 
ton, Kuester, Keeney. WulfE— 12. 

Ifays — Kenna, Coughlin, Ailing, Foreman, 
Jackson, Blake (5th ward), Kent, McCor- 
mick, Martin. Fick, Garry. Novak 8th 
ward). Hurt, Byrne. ZS^ovak (10th wardr, 
Brennan 10th wardi, Duddlesten, Finn, 
Patterson, Gary. Maypole, Bos, Beilfuss, 
Brennan (ISthward), Conlon, Morris. Pow- 
ers, Pettibone. Werno, Herrmann, Smith. 
Goldzier, Helm, Minwegen, Butler, Blake 
(26th ward), Hackley. Russell, Carey, Ze- 
man, Boyd, Eidmana, Badenoch, Melsen, 
Watkins, Jones, Bennett. Race, Hunter — 49. 

Thereupon, the order was referred to the 
Special Committee on Track Elevation. 

Aid. Maypole presented the claim of Mrs. 
Carrie Hill for personal injuries, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance, 

Aid. Patterson presented the following or- 
der: 

Ordered, That the . Superintendent of 
Streets be and he is hereby requested to 
have the owner of 1120, 1122 and 1124 West 
Harrison street repair sidewalk in front of 
above premises immediately, as the same is 
in a dangerous condition. 

Which was. ©n motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Patterson and Gary presented the 
following order : 

Ordered, That the reports of General 
William Sooy Smith. Professor Arthur N. 
Talbot and Professor Edward Orton, Jr., 
submitted by the Board of Local Improve- 
ments in reference to the character of the 
materials being used in the improvement of 
Wood street, from Washington boulevard t© 
12th street, be printed in full in the proceed- 
ings of the Council and placed on file, and 
thai the Board of Local Improvements be 
and is hereby directed to proceed with the 
completion of the improvement. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 



Aid. Patterson presented the claim of W. H. * 
Wright for personal injuries, etc., which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Duddleston presented the following 
order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be and he Is hereby ordered to change 
the iron tops of manholes to wooden tops on 
all streets that are now paved and to be paved 
with asphalt in the Eleventh Ward. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Duddleston presented the following 
order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby ordered to 
have the Union Traction Company pave be- 
tween the tracks ©n West Randolph street, 
between May street and Union Park, with 
the same material as the street is now paved 
with. 

Which was referred to the Committee on 
Streets and Alleys, W. D. 

Aid. Brennan (10th ward) presented the 
claim of Thos. Hurley for special assessment 
rebate, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Novak (10th ward) presented the fol- 
lowing order: 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to place two gas lamps 
in front of the Third German Baptist Church 
at Nos. 530 and 536 South Winchester avenue. 

Which was. on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Novak (Sth ward) presented the claim 
of Michael Raispis for salary, and the claim 
of Tim Shea for rebate of special assessment, 
which were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Garry presented the claim of the Ed- - 
ward Hines Lumber Company for lumber 
furnished the city, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Brenner presented the following or- 
der : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be and^ he is hereby requested to 
issue a permit to H. G. Hetzler. superintend- 
ent of the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy 



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Railroad Company, to pavo with brick by 
private coiitriict I'liion street, from the north 
curb line of Klili street to the south truck of 
tho Chicago, Hurlin^ton and Quincy Rail- 
road; also Jefferson street, from the north 
curb line of HUh street to the south track of 
the Chicago, Hurlin(;ton and Qulncy Rail- 
road. The same to be done under the super- 
vision and direeti»)n (»f the Commissioner of 
l*ublie Works ami accordlnir to city specifica- 
tions. 

Which was. on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Martin presented the following or- 
ders: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works is hereby directed to issue permit to 
the St. George Lithuanian Catholic Church, 
corner 33d street and Auburn avenue, to 
make water connections with church prop- 
erty free of charge. 

Ordered, That the City Electrician Ite and 
he is hereby authorized and directed to place 
two gas lamps in front of the Holy Cross 
church, on the west side of Auburn street, 
between 31st place and 32d street. 

Which were, on motion, duly '.passed. 

Aid. Martin presented the following ordi- 
nance: 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 
of Chicago: 

Section 1. That ""a recommendation, or- 
dinance and estimate for plastering curb 
walls. re-settii;g curb stones, grading and 
paving, with vitrified brick. Archer avenue, 
from the west line of the right of way of 
the Chicago and Western Indiana Railroad 
to the center line of South Ashland avenue,'* 
passed May 7. 1900. be and the same is here- 
by repealed. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in force 
from and after its passage. 

"Which was, on motion, duly passed by yeas 
and nays as follows : 

Teas — Kenna, Coughlin. Pike, Ailing, 
Dixon, Foreman, Jackson. Blake (5th ward), 
Kent, McCormick, Martin. Brenner. Fick. 
Garry, ^vovak (Sth ward). Hurt. Byrne, 
Novak (10th ward). Brennan vlOth ward), 
Duddleston, Finn, Patterson, Gary. Fowler. 



Maypole, Bos. Reilfuss, Hallstrom. Raymer^ 
Kmulski, Kunz, Oberndorf, Brennan (I8th 
ward). C<jnlon, Merris, Powers, Fettl- 
l)one. Werno. Herrmann. Sndth, Gold- 
/ier, Peterson. Olson. Helm, Minwe^en, 
Butler. Williston. Blake CJA'Ah ward), Kues- 
ter, Keeney, WulfT, Huckley, Russell, Carey, 
Zeman. Boyd, Eldmann, Battenoch. Nelson, 
Mavor. Watkins, Jones. Bennett. Race, 
Hunter— 05. 

yayi* — None. 

Q' Aid. Kent presented the following orders r 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to place a necessary 
number of electric lights for illuminating 
purjwses on Wallace street, from Archer ave- 
nue to 29th street, and on 29th street, fram 
Wallace to Canal streets. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic "Works be and he is hereby directed to 
have tyro boulevard lamp posts erected in 
front of the English Lutheran Church at 
3120-22 Fifth avenue. 

"Which were, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Blake (5th ward) presentcu the fol- 
lowing order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Build- 
ings grant permission to Congregation 
Ahawas Achins to finish repairing their 
synagogue at No. lOS Newberry avenue. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Foreman presented the following 

! order : 

j Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 

! lie "Works be and he is hereby directed to 

I issue a permit to Morris S. Kosenwald to 

I string a wire from house, 3342 South Park 

j avenue, to barn directly across the alley. 

I Which was. en motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Foreman presented an order for pav- 
i ing (asphalt) driveway on the west side of 
Douglas Monument, trom Woodland Park to 
35th street, which was 

Referred to the Board of Local Improve- 
. ments. 

Aid. Dixon presented the following order: 

Ordered. That the Commissioner of Pnb- 
I lie Works be and he is hereby directed to 
issue a permit to P. J. Hollaran to keep not 



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exceeding thx'ee wagons ©r conveyances 
standing in front of his premises at 2923 
State street, Chicago, during the night. This 
permit may he revolied at any time on the 
order of the Mayor or the Commissioner of 
Public Worlds. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Dixon presented the following res- 
olution : 

Whereas, For many years, the surface 
of the streets in the business portion of the 
city' has been in a very deplorable condition 
owing to the poor quality of the original 
woric and to the constant tearing up @f the 
pavement ; and. 

Whereas, It is for the best interests <'f 
the city that the pavement should be lasting 
in its character and uniform in its kind: 
therefore, be it 

Resolved, That -the Local Board of Im- 
provements be, and they are hereby instructed 
to create a Local Improvement District to be 
bounded on the south by Twelfth street, on 
the west by Halsted street, and on the north 
by Chicago avenue, and that said Board of 
Improvements shall report to the Council an 
ordinance providing for the paving of the 
aforesaid Improrement District, including 
all streets and alleys, with one kind of pave- 
ment, which shall be submitted to and desig- 
nated by a majority of the property owners 
of said district; such improvement to be paid 
for by special assessment in installments, and 
to- be guaranteed by contractors for ten 
years. 

Said ordinance shall provide that after 
acceptance of the improvement, or each part 
thereof, by the City of Chicago, all special 
assessments for further improvement shall 
forever cease, and all repairs and improve- 
ments shall be paid for by said city out of the 
general fund or any special fund provided 
for that purpose ; and, also, further provide 
that any pavement which has been laid shall 
not be liable for improvement until after a 
full term of ten years, from the time said 
pavement was laid, shall have elapsed. 

Which was referred to the Committee on 
Judiciary. 

Aid. AUine: presented the following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
issue a permit to M. J. Delano to erect a 



barber pole on the edge of the sidewalk in- 
side the curb line, in front of No. 44 31st 
street 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Ailing presented the claim of Daniel 
T. Hunt for payment of special assessment 
vouchers, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aids. Dixon and Ailing presented an or- 
der for . paving (asphalt) the alley between 
Michigan and Indiana avenues, and SOth street 
and 31st street, which was 

Referred to the Board of Local Improve- 
ments. 

Aid. Pike presented the following orders: 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
is hereby ordered to erect a boulevard gas 
lamp near the corner of 20th street and the 
alley between Michigan avenue and Wabash 
avenue, at the entrance to the Second 
Presbyterian chui'ch. 

Ordered, That the Board of Local Improve- 
ments be and they are hereby directed to 
prepare and submit to this Council a report 
giving the reason for the delay in the paving 
of Wabash avenue, from 12th to 22d streets, 
at the next meeting of this Council. 

Which were, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Pike presented an order for widening 
Indiana avenue, from 18th street to 22nd 
street, which was 

Referred to the Board of Local Improve- 
ments. 

Aid. Pike presented the following order: 

Ordered, That the Corporation Counsel be 
and .he Is hereby directed to stay all pro- 
ceedings in the matter of Warrant No. 24868, 
for curbing, grading and paving (brick) alley 
between Michigan avenue and Indiana are- 
nue, from 20th street to 21st street. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Pike presented the '^claim of John 
Creighton for services while injured, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Kenna [presented the following or- 
ders: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 



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issue II porinit to Jiieoli 1). Brown, of the 
Hotel Donimirlv, at No. \H(\ ('lark .street, to 
erect a iflass h\iiu oter tlu; fiont door of said 
pruiniKes, dlineiiiiioiiH oT said si^Mi bcini; 4 
feet (> iiich(^s by 2 feet (5 liicljes; tiie al)0vc 
l)«rinit to be subject to rovocutioii at any 
time at the option of the Mayor. 

Ordered^ That tho Conimisslonor of I'ub- 
lic Works bo and he is hereby directed to 
issue a i)erMiit to Uay Faddis, No. 172 Clark 
street, to erect an electric si^jfn over tljc 
front door of said premises, diincn.sions of 
said sijjrn beinsr 8x3 feet, the above permit 
to be subject to revocation at any time at 
the option of t he Mayor. 

Which were, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Couprhlin presented the following or- 
ders: 

Ordered, That ttie Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
is?ue permit to A, W-v Winter, No. 79 Dear- 
torn street, to erect an electric sign, subject 
to revocation by the Mayor at any time. 

Ordered y That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby notifie«l to issue 
permit to the Illinois Catering Company, 244 
Wabash avenue, to erect an electric sign, 
subject to revocation by the Mayor at any 
time. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
issue permit to E. Hoffman & Co. for an elec- 
tric sign at Nos. 185 and 187 East Madison 
street, to be revoked by the Mayor at any 
time. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
issue permit to Glennon & GriflBn, Ntd. Ill 
Fifth avenue, to erect an electric sign, subject 
to revocation by the Mayor at any time. 

Which were, on motion, duly passed. 



REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES. 

FINANCE. 

The Committee on Finance, to whom was 
referred an ordinance concerning cut in 
appropriation bill of 1900, as to Board of 



Local Improvements, submitted a report 
recommending that the same be passed. 

Aid. Mayor moved to concur in the repor 
and pHHK the ordinance. 

Tho motion prevailed, and the ordinance 
ivas passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yean — Kenna, Coughl in, Pike, Alii ng,Dixon, 
Foreman. Jackson, Blake P»hward), Kent, 
McCormick, Martin, Fick, Novak (8th ward), 
Hurt, Byrne, Novak (10th ward), Brennan 
(lOth ward , Duddle.ston, Finn, Patterson, 
Gary, Fowler, Bos. Boil fuss, Hallstrom, Jlay- 
mer, Smulski, Kunz, Oberndorf, Brennan 
(18th ward), Conlon, Morris, Powers, Pet- 
tibone, Werno, Herrmann, Smith, Gold- 
zier, Peterson, Olson, Helm, Minwegen, 
Butler, Williston, Blake (2f)th ward., Kues- 
ter, Keeney, WuUT, Hackley, Russell, Carey, 
Zeman, Boyd, Eidmann. Badenoch, Nelson, 
Mavor, Watkins, Jones, Bennett, Race, 
Hunter — 62. 

Nays — None. 

The following is the ordinance as passed: 

Be it ordaiiied by the City Council of the City 
of Chicago: 

Section 1. That an ordinance reducing the 
appropriation ordinance for 1900, passed 
October 8, 1900, be and the same is hereby 
amended by changing the figures $80 000, 
published on page 1159, OflScial Record, Octo- 
ber 8, 1900, line 1, so as to read as follows: 
Board of Local Improvements, $65,000.00. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in 
force from and after its passage. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
claims of Taylor, Kuhnert, Maginn and Cline 
for water tax decreases, submitted a report 
recommending the passage of an accompany- 
ing order. 

Aid. Mavor moved that the report be 
deferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report: 

CmeAGO, November 12, 1900. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of 
Chicago in Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was 



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referred claims of L. B. Taylor, L. C. Kuh- | 
nert, Daniel Maginn and George T. Cline for 
rebate of water taxes, having had the same 
under advisement, beg leave to report and 
recommend the passage of the following 
order : 

- Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Worl?s be and he is hereby authorized and 
directed to decrease the water taxes of the 
following persons in the amounts set oppo- 
site their names: 

L. B. Taylor, 21 si street and Wabash 
avenue $99 26 

L. C. Kuhnert, IGOa^Harrison street. .. 9T 25 

Daniel Maginn, 3622 South Hamilton 
avenue .... 3 50 

George T. Cline, 413 to 427 60th street. . 37 50 

Wm, Mavor, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
claim of G. W. Leihy & Son for water tax 
decrease, submitted a report recommending 
the passage of an accompanying order. 

Aid. Mavor moved that the report be 
deferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the'report: 

Chicago, November 12, 1900. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City oj 
Chicago in Council Assembled : 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was 
referred claim of G. W. Leihy & Son for 
decrease of water tax, having had the same 
under advisement, beg leave to report and 
recommend the passage of the following 
order : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
lie Works be and he is hereby authorized 
and directed to decrease water tax to G. W. 
Leihy & Son, assessed against property 
known as 1254 and 1258 Wabash avenue, 
twenty- eight and seventy-eight one-hun- 
dredths dollars ($28.78), on account of esti- 
mated consumption of water based on meter 
readings during period in which there was a 
leak in pipes: per statement of water 
assessor, attached hereto. 

Wm. Mavok, 
Chairman. 



A.LSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
claims of Houlihan and Rendtorff for water 
tax rebates, submitted a report recommend- 
ing tie passage of an accompanying order. 

Aid. Mavor moved that the report be 
deferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report: 

Chicago, November 12, 1900. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of 
Chicago in Council Assembled : 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom 
was referred claims of C. Houlihan and 
Charles Rendtorff, for rebate of water taxes, 
having had the same under advisement beg 
leave to report and recommend the passage 
of the following order; 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be and he is hereby authorized and di- 
rected to issue vouchers to the following 
persons in the amounts set opposite their 
names, the same to be in full settlement for 
all claims for rebate of water taxes; and the 
Comptroller is ordered to pay the same: 

C. Houlihan, 435 29th street $ 4 50 

Charles Rendtorff, 500 to 502 Clybourn 

avenue 8 32 

Charles Rendtorff, 504 to 506 Clybourn 

avenue 16 70 

This action is taken in accordance with the 
recommendations of the Commissioner of 
Public Works, attached hereto. 

Wm. Mavor, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was re- 
ferred claim of the T. Wilce Company for 
water tax rebate, submitted a report recom- 
mending the passage of an accompanying 
order. 

Aid. Mavor moved that the report be de- 
ferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report: 

Chicago, November 12, 1900. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of 
Chicago in Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was 



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referred rluliii t>f T. Wllce Coiiipwny for re- 
butt* of water tiiv, liiivln(r liiid the miiiiu under 
Hdvisciiicnt , li!UVo to rcjiort iiiid rec(jiii- 
mend tlio j)as8n;;o of the followinjr order: 

(Jrdnnl, Tluit tlie CoininlsKioner of Public 
Works b»! niid he is licrcl)y authori/.cil and 
direftf<l to issue vouclier for ?S1.H(J to T. 
VVilce Company, beinj; the amount of excess 
chart;ed tluit company from May 1, l!S'.'8, to 
Septcinlx-r '.», IIKK), on account of blllintf 
nuMcrs Nos. 2747 and 7r>:i'JS separately, l»otli 
of which meters supply water to one inde- 
pendent premises and establishment, lis per 
rei)ort of the iSuperiuteudent of Water, at- 
tached hereto; and the Comptroller is or- 
dered to pav the same. 

Wii Mavok. 

( 'lull nnit ii.. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
claims of Goldsmith, Hostetter and the Mar- 
quette Club for water tax rebates, submitted 
a report recommending the passage of an ac- 
companying order 

Aid. MaTor moved that the report be 
deferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report: 

Chicago, November 12, 1900. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of 
Chicago in Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was 
referred claims of Alfred G. Goldsmith, E. 
Hostetter and the Marquette Club for rebate 
of water taxes, having bad the same under 
advisement, beg leave to report and recom- 
mend the passage of the following order: 

Ordered. That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby authorized and 
directed to issue vouchers to the following 
persons in the amounts set opposite their 
names, the same to be in full payment of 
their claims for rebates of water taxes: 

Alfred G. Goldsmith,6414 Star avenue.eiG 42 
E. Hostetter, 50-5S North Clark street, 21 45 
Marquette Club, 365 Dearborn avenue. . 38 40 

And the Comptroller is ordered to pay the 
the same. 

AVm. Mavob, 
Chairman. 



I AI.HU, 

' The same Committee, t« whom was referred 

I claim of H. J. Madsen for l)uildlng permit! 

1 rebate, sulxiiitted a report recommending the 

j passage of an accompanying order. 

I Aid. Mayor moved that the report l)e de- 
j ferred and )»ublished. 

' The motion prevailed. 

I 

The following is the report: 

Chicago, November 12, 1900. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of 
Chicago in Council Amembled : 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was 
referred claim of Hans J. Madsen for rebate 
of building permit, havit)g had the same 
under advisement, beg leave to report and 
recommend the passage of the following 
order : 

Ordered. That the Comptroller be and he 
is hereby authorized and directed to refund 
to Hans J. Madsen the sum of ^11.20, being- 
the amount paid by said Madsen for building^ 
permit No. 397. on July 11, 1899, no work 
having been done under said permit, as 
shown by the report of the Commissioner of 
Buildings attached hereto, and charge same 
to the Contingent Fund of the Financa Com- 
mittee. Appropriation Ordinance 1900, page 
2812. 

Wm. Mavok, 

Chairmau. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referredf 
claim of Edwards & Ward for payment of 
voucher, submitted a report recommendins: 
the passage ©f an accempanying order. 

Aid. Mavor moved that the report be de- 
ferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report : 

Chicago, November 12, 1900. 

To the Mayor and Alderman of the City of 
Chicago in Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was - 
referred claim of Edwards & Ward for labor 
at Chicago Avenue Pumping Station, having- 
had the same under advisement, beg leave to 



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report and recommend the passage of tbe fol- 
lowing order: 

Ordered^ That the Comptroller be and he 
is hereby authorized to pay voucher for 
$221.90 in favor of Edwards & Ward, which 
voucher is now in his office, and charge same 
against moneys due under the contract with 
John Mohr & Sons, for worii on addition to 
the Chieag « Avenue Pumping Station, as per 
the recommendations of the City Engineer 
and Commissioner of Public Works, attached 
hereto. 

Wm. Mayor, 

Ghmrman. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was re- 
ferred the claim of J.\^. Farwell Company for 
damages, submitted a report recommending 
the passage of an accompanying order. 

Aid. Mavor moved that the report fee de- 
ferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report: 

Chicago, November 12, 1900. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of Uie City of 
Chicago in Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whorai was 
referred claim of J. V. Farwell Company 
for damages on account of burst water 
pipe, having had the same under advisement 
beg leave to report and recommend the pas- 
sage of the following order: 

Ordered, That the Comptroller be and 
he is hereby authorized and directed to pay 
to John V. Farwell Company the sum of 
152,187.99, the same to be in full settlement of 
all claims for damages caused by the burst- 
ing of water pipes in Market street on June 
7, 1900, and charge the same to the Water 
Fund ; per recommendation of the Corpora- 
tion Counsel, attached ereto, and the report 
of the appraisers appointed by the Commis- 
sioner 9f Public Works. 

Wm. Mayor, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
elaim of J. Bairstow & Bro. for extra compen- 



sation, submitted a report recommending the 
passage of an accompanying order. 

Aid. Mavor moved that the report be 
deferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report: 

Chicago, November 12, 1900. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of 
Chicago in Council Assembled : 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was 
referred claim of J . Bairstow & Bro. for ex- 
tra compensation for improving Sheridan 
road, having had the same under advisement, 
beg leave to report and recommend the pas- 
sage of the following order : 

Whereas, On October 21, 1896, the city 
entered into a contract with John Dillon and 
Joseph T. Conlon for the improvement, pav- 
ing, etc.. of Sheridan road, from North 59th 
street to Bryn Mawr avenue; and 

Whereas, Under the conditions of said 
contract the work was to be finished by June 
1,1897; and 

Whereas, This contract was afterwards 
assigned to James Bairstow & Bro. ; and 

Whereas, On or about April 17, 1897, the 
Superintendent of Streets of the City of Chi- 
cago ordered the work upon said contract 
suspended until a further order of that de- 
partment, on account of the construction of 
the intercepting sewer system ; and 

Whereas, Said improvement has been 
completed in accordance with the ordinance 
and said contract, at an additional expense 
to said James Bairstow & Bro.; therefore, 
be it 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be and he is hereby authorized and 
directed to pay out of the amount heretofore 
appropriated for the construction of the in- 
tercepting sewer system the sum of $1,256.00, 
the same to be placed to the credit of War- 
rant No. 21433, being the improvement of 
Sheridan road, from North 59th street to 
Bryn MaAvr avenue, said sum of $1,256.00 
to be paid to and accepted said James 
Bairstow & Bro. in full of all claims and de- 
mands for damages or extra compensation 
arising from orgrowing out of the delay oc- 
casioned by reason of the construction of the 
intercepting sewer system, as per the recom- 
mendations of the Corporation Counsel and 



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Coiiiiiil.HHiont^r of I'liblic Works iiureto ;it- 
tiiched. 

VV.M. Ma volt, 
t'hnlrtnan. 

ALHO. 

The suiiic Cominittec, to whom was rcffMTod 
comtminicHtion from the Lcii^iue of American 
Municipalities, sul>mltted a report reconi- 
niendiiig the |)assa}i:e of an accompanying or- 
der. 

Aid. Mavor moved that the report be de- 
ferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report: 

Chicago, November 12, 1900. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of t?ie City of 
Chicago in Council Assembled : 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was 
referred communication from the League of 
American Municipalities, having had the 
same under advisement, beg leave to report 
aad recommend the passage of the following 
:rier: 

Ordered. That His Honor, the Mayor, be 
Authorized to extend an invitation to the 
League of American Municipalities to hold 
their 1901 convention in this city. 

Wm. Mayor, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, t® whom was re- 
ferred claims as follows: Warrants Nos. 
22380 and 22487, special assessment rebates ; 
C. F, Kinnaly, account property damage; 
Taylor A. Snow, account laying water pipes; 
Edmund J. Lemaitre, loss of horse; Metro- 
politan Electric Company, for goods 
delivered in 1897; Daniel F. Keena, for 
wages; Joseph Vlasity, for refund account 
water supply pipe; Albert Streger, account 
construction sidewalk intersections; Mithael 
Fitzpatrick, water tax decrease; James Davy, 
for damage to building; premises No. 4061 
Rockwell street, decrease water tax; Selz, 
Schwab & C©., for damages account water 
from main; and F. Czermonka, refund ©f 



mcut licenKc;. siihmittud m report recommend 
in(; that the siim«- lie placed on tllu. 

Aid. Muvor moved to concur in the rejMirt. 
The motion prevailed. 

Jt'DlCIAKV. 

The Committee on Judiciary, t» whom was 
referred the anti-nolse ordinance, Kubitiltted 
a report recommending that the same be 
passed as amended. 

Aid. Foreman moved that the report l>e 
deferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report: 

Chicago, November 12, iy(X). 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of 
Chicago in Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Judiciary, to whom 
was referred an ordinance to prevent un- 
necessary noises, having had the same under 
advisement beg leave to report and recom* 
mend that the same be passed as amended. 

Milton J. Foreman, 
Chairman 

AN ORDINANCE 

To prevent unnecessary noises. 

J5e it ordained by the City Council of the City 
of Chicago : 

Section 1. No person shall make any need- 
less noise of any kind in such a manner as to 
disturb the public comfort or quiet, any- 
where within the limits of the City of 
Chicago. 

Section 2. No person shall make any 
noise of any kind for the purpose of adver- 
tising goods, wares, or merchandise, or 
attracting the attention or inviting the pat- 
ronage of any person t» any business what- 
soever before the hour of eight (8) A. M. 
upon the first day of the week, ealled Sun- 
day, anywhere within the limits of the City 
of Chicago. 

Section 3. No person shall make any 
noise through or by any musical instrument 
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the hour of seven (7) A. M. and after the 
hour of nine (9) P. M. of any day upon any 
sidewalk, street, alley, or public place within 
the limits of the City of Chicago. 

Section 4. No person shall drive, run, 
propel, or draw, or cause to be driven, run, 
propelled, or drawn, any wagon, truck, dray, 
cart, carriat^e. automobile, or vehicle ©f any 
kind unless the hubs of its wheels revolve as 
noiselessly as is practicable while the said 
wagon, truck, dray, eart, carriage, auto- 
mobile, or other vehicle is in moti©n upon 
any street, alley or public place within the 
limits of the City of Chicago. 

Section 5. Every person who shall drive, 
run, propel or draw any vehicle containing 
any load shall ave such load so nrranged 
that in transportation it shall make as little 
noise as possible. 

Section 6. No person shall own or keep 
any horse, cow, fowl or other animal which, 
by making noise, shall disturb the public 
comfort or quiet, anywhere within the limits 
of the City of Chicago. 

Section 7. Every person, firm or corpo- 
ration owning, operating or controlling any 
surface or elevated railroad or street railway 
within the limits of the City ©f Chicago shall 
at all times keep the roadbed, track, rails 
and rolling stock thereof in such condition 
that the operation of the cars upon the said 
track shall be as noiseless as is practicable. 

Section 8. Every person, firm or corpo- 
ration who shall violate any clause or section 
of this ordinance, or who shall refuse, neg- 
lect or fail to comply with any or all of the 
requirements thereof, shall, on conviction of 
any such violation, refusal, neglect or failure 
to comply, be fined not less than tw© ($2.00) 
dollars n®r more than one hundred ($100.00) 
dollars for each olfense. and such person, 
firm or corporation shall be deemed guilty of 
a separate and distinct offense for every day 
during which such person, firm or corpora- 
tion violates, refuses, neglects or fails to 



comply with any or all of the requirements 
of this ordinance. 

Section 9. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after its pas- 
sage and publication in the manner pre- 
scribed by law. 

ALSO, 

* 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
an ordinance amending the Revised Code in 
relation to weights and measures, submitted 
a report recommending that the same be 
passed. 

Aid. Foreman moved that the report be de- 
ferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report: 

Chicago, November 12, 1900. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of 
Chicago in Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Judiciary, to whom was 
referred an ordinance amending the Revised 
Code, paragraph 2015, Chapter 71, and Para- 
graph 2020 of Chapter 71, having had the 
same under advisement, beg leave to report 
and recommend that the same be passed. 

MiJLTON J. Foreman, 
Chairman. 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 
of Chicago: 

Section 1. That Paragraph 2015 of Chap- 
ter 71 of the Revised Code of Chicago, passed 
April 8, 1897, be and the same is hereby 
amended so that the same shall hereafter read 
as follows : 

"2015. (Fees for Inspection.) The In- 
spector of Weights and Measures shall be en- 
titled to demand and receive, before the de- 
livery of said certificate mentioned in Section 
2007, the following fees : 

For inspecting and sealing railroad or track 
scales of the capacity of twenty (20) tons and 
upwards, each three dollars and fifty cents 
($3.50) . 

For inspecting and sealing scales of from 



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three (S) to ten (10) too» cttparlly. e«ch oae 
dollar (fl>. 

For lospe«tiog and Mnlinf doniuutt scnlen, 
«ncb 11 ft J (50) cents. 

For inspection and seaiinr iDOT»J>ic piai- 
fonn scales, each ibirtj-flve (85> cent». 

For i aspect ini; and sealing beams veigbing 
one tbousaad (1,000) pounds, and upvards. 
each tbirtj-llTe (33> cents. 

For inspecting and sealing hopper scales, 
each one dollar and twenty -fiTe cents ,^1.:&). 

For inspecting and sealing counter scales, 
each twenty (20) cents. 

For inspecting and sealing -eve ry patent bal- 
ance, steelyard, or other instrument for 
weighing, other than above enamerated. each 
twenty 120) cents. 

And with each scale sealed by him he shall 
inspect and seal one set of weights, without 
any additional charge or compensation. 

For inspecting and sealing any two (3) 
bushel or one (1> bushel measures, each fif- 
teen (15) cents. 

For inspecting and sealing any other dry 
measure, each fire (5) cents. 

For lnsi>ecting and sealing liquid measures 
of a capacity of fire (5) gallons and upwards, 
each ten (10) cents. 

For inspecting and sealing liquid measures 
of a capacity of not less than one (1) gallon 
nor more than five ^> gallons, each ten (10) 
cents. 

For inspecting and sealing one-half 
gallon and one (I) quart liquid measures, 
^ch five (5) cents. 

For inspecting and sealing liquid measures 
of a less capacity than one (1) quart, each 

five 1 5) cents. 

For inspecting and sealing any board or 
doth measure, each fiye (5) cents. 

And in every case where he may. at the 
request of the owner, employ labor or ma- 
terial in making any scale, weight, or measure 



accurate, he shall be entitled tu a jott eoaa' 
I pensation therefor'* 

I Sbctiox 2. That Paragraph 2ue0 of Chap- 
ter 71 of the Revised Code of Chicago, pasaed 
I April 8» 1807. be and the same la hereby 
I amended so that said paragraph shall here- 
I after read as follows 

**90QO. "So person aiuai* s*u or offer for 
sale, within the Ctty of Chicago, any 
fruit, vegetables, berries, grain of any 
description, or any article of dry meas- 
urement in any w:ne measure or dry 
measure unless the wine measure or dry 
measure in which or out of which any such 
fruit, vegetables, berries, grain er other arti- 
cle of dnr measurement is sold, or offered for 
sale, shall bear upon it. in a legible manner and 
in a conspicuous place on such measure, the 
stamp or seal of the Inspector of Weights 
and Measures of the City of Chicago, show- 
ing the capacity of such wine measure or dry 
measure. 

No person shall s^. or offer for sale, eoai. 
charcoal, or coke where the amount of coal, 
charcoal or coke sold or offered for sale shall 
be less than a quarter of a ton. in any basket 
or other measure not of legal standard one- 
half 0^) bushel, one (1) badi^. or two (2) 
bushel capacity, and the basket or other 
measure in which or out of which such coal, 
charcoal, or coke is st^d. or offered for sale, 
shall bear upon it, in a legible manner and in 
a conspicuous place on such basket, or meas- 
ure, the stamp or seal of the Inspector of 
Weights and Measures of the City of Chi- 
cago, showing that such bask^ or measure is 
of one-half (}^) bush^ one (1) bnsh^ or 
two (2) bush^ capacity, as the case may be. 

Xo person shall sell or offer for sale, within 
the City of Chicago, milk or cream in 
a bottle purporting to contain one-half 
04) IHnt, one (1) pint, or one (1) quart, 
unless the 'bottle in which such imlk 
I or cream is sold or c^ered for sale 
i shall hare marked upon it. Jn a legible and 
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bottle; and the Inspector of Weights and 
Measures of the City of Chicago shall have 
the right at any time to examine the contents 
of any bottle in which milk or cream is sold 
or offered for sale, for the purpose of ascer- 
taining whether such bottle is of the capacity 
it purports to be. and if the result of such 
test shall show that any such bottle does 
not hold the amount which it purports to 
hold, and is not of the capacity which is 
marked upon such bottle and which it is 
alleged to be, the person or persons selling 
or offering for sale milk or cream in any such 
bottle shall be subject to a fine of not less 
than five ($5.00) dollars nor more than fifty 
<$50.00) dollars for each offense. 

Any person who shall practice deceit or 
fraud in the sale of wood or coal by selling 
for a cord of wood less than one hundred and 
twenty-eight (128) cubic feet of wood, or for 
a ton of coal less than two thousand (2,000) 
pounds of coal, and any person who shall 
▼iolate •r refuse, neglect or fail to comply 
with the provisions of this ordinance, shall 
be subject to a fine of not less than five 
<$5.00) dollars nor more than fifty ($50.00) 
dollars for each offense. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall be in 
force and take effect from and after its pas- 
sage and publication. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
an order directing the Chicago Union Trac- 
tion Company to pave right of way on Ran- 
dolph street, submitted a report recommend- 
ing that the same be passed. 

Aid. Foreman moved that the report be 
deferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report* 

Chicago, November 12 1900. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of 
Chicago in Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Judiciary, to whom 
was referred an order directing the Chicago 
Union Traction Company to pave their right 



of way on Randolph street, with brick, hav- 
ing had the same under advisement beg leave 
to report and recommend that the same be 
passed. 

Ordered^ That the Corporation Counsel be 
and is hereby directed to institute legal pro- 
ceedings to compel the Chicago Union Trac- 
tion Company to pave their right of way on 
West Randolph street, between Sheldon and 
Ann streets, with vitrified brick, in accord- 
ance with the order of the City Council here- 
tofore passed, and pursuant to notice given 
to said traction company by the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works. 

Milton J. Foreman, 
Chairman. 

also. 

The same Committee, to whom was re- 
ferred an ordinance providing for safe-guards 
in factories ; also an ordinance regulating 
the payment of interest on special assessment 
installments ; also an order prohibiting the 
telephone company from charging for use of 
telephones in Police and Fire Departments : 
also an ordinance repealing ordinance for 
removing of telephone and telegraph wires, 
etc.. passed June 11th, 1900, submitted a 
report recommending that the same be placed 
on file. 

Aid. Foreman moved to concur in the re- 
port. 

The motion prevailed. 

STREETS AND ALLEYS, SOUTH DIVISION. 

The Committee on Streets and Alleys, 
S. D., to whom was referred an ordinance 
vacating certain alley between State street 
and Wabash avenne in the Third Ward, sub- 
j mitted a report recommending that the same 
be passed. 

Aid. Ailing moved that the report be de- 
ferred and published 

The motion prevailed. 

i The following is the report, 

: Chicago. October 26th, 1900. 

I To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of 
I Chicago in Council Assembled : 

i Your Committee on Streets and Alleys. 
; S. D., to whom was referred ordinance vacat- 
ing certain alley between State and Wabash 



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• ▼enue in the Third Ward, having had the 
same uiuler a<iviruiuent, boj; leave to report 
and rccutiiiuond that aaiiie be passed. 

Cqaulbs Alliko, 
Chair matt. 

AX OKDIXAXCB 

For the vacation of the east and west alley 
lying south of and adjoining the east six 
feet of Lot ten and all of Lots eleven, 
twelve, thirteen, fourteen, fifteen and six- 
teen, in the subdivision of the west half of 
Block ninety-three, Canal Tru&tees' Subdi- 
vision of the west half of Section twenty- 
seven. Township thirty-Dine North. Range 
fourteen East of the Third Principal 
Meridian, in the City of Chicago, County 
of Cook, and State of Iliinois. aad north of 
and adjoining the west one hundred and 
fifty feet of Lot seventeen, in the subdi- 
vision of the west half of said. Block 
ninety-three. 

Be it ordained by t?u City Council of t7u City 
of Chicago : 

Section 1. That the east and west alley 
lying south of and adjoining the east six (6) 
feet of Lot ten ( lOj and all of Lots eleven 
(11). twelve (12). thirteen (13), fourteen (14). 
fifteen (15) and sixteen (16), in the subdi- 
vision of the west half (W. }{) of Bl»ck 
ninety-three (93), in the Canal Trustees" 
Subdivision of the west half (W. }{) of Sec- 
tion twenty-seven (27), Township thirty-nine 
(39) North. Range fourteen (14) East of the 
Third (3d) Principal Meridian, in the City of 
Chicago. County of Cook and State of 
Illinois, and north of and adjoining the west 
one hundred and fifty (150) feet of Lot 
seventeen (17) in the subdiyision of the west 
half ( W. }4) of said Block ninety-three (93), 
as shown on the plat hereto attached, be and 
the same is hereby vacated. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall ^ in 
force and effect from and after its passage. 

ALSO. 

The same Committee to whom was referred 



an ordinance in favor of the Central Trading 
Company for show windows, hubinitted a re- 
{X>rt recommending that the same l>e passed 
ax amended. 

Aid. Ailing moved that the report be de- 
ferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report: 

Chicago, October 20th, 1900. 

To the JIayor and Aldermen of the City oj 
Chicago in Council Assembled : 

Your Committee on Streets and Alleys. 
S. D.. to whom was referred ordinance Cen- 
tral Trading Company, permit for show win- 
dows, having had the same under advisement 
t)eg leave to report and recommend that same 
be passed as amended. 

Charles Allixg, 

Ctiairman . 

Be U ordained by the City Council of the City 
of Chicago: 

Section 1. That permission and authority 
be and the same are hereby given to the 
Central Trading Cempany, a corporation, to 
construct and maintain show windows te 
project over the building line and on the 
sidewalk space adjacent to the building of 
said company, situated on the northwest cor- 
ner of Wabash avenue and Madison street, 
the said show windows to be constructed in 
accordance with the plans and specifications 
hereto attached, provided same shall be satis- 
factory to the Commissioner of Public Works 
of the City of Chicago, and the construction 
of said show windows shall be under the 
supervision of the Commissioner of Public 
Works and shall be constructed in a manner 
satisfactory to him. 

Sec. 2. The said Central Trading Company 
shall pay lo the City of Chicago so long as 
such show windows shall remain on the side- 
walk space of the City of Chicago the sum of 
twelve hundred (*1.2()0j dollars per annum, 
payable on the first day of December of each 
and every year to the City Comptroller of the 
City of Chicago. And it is made an express 



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condition of this grant that if at any time 
hereafter the City Council shall decide to 
order the removal of the said show windows 
from the sidewalk space of the City of Chi- 
cago the said Central Trading Company, its 
successors, lessees or assigns will proceed at 
once to remove said windows from said side- 
walk space upon notice so to do. 

Sec. 3. Tkis ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after its pas- 
sage. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
an order repealing order for enforcement of 
penalty clause for improving May street 
(Sackley & o.). submitted a report recom- 
mending that the same be placed on file. 

Aid. Ailing moved to concur in the report. 
The motion prevailed. 

STREETS AXD ALLEYS, WEST DIVISION. 

The Committee on Streets and Alleys, W. 
D., to whom was referred an ordinance, 
repealing ordinance for improving system of 
streets: North Sawyer avenue, from Diver- 
sey street to Belmont avenne, etc., submit- 
ted a report recomjiCnding that the same be 
passed. 

Aid. Beilfuss moved that the report be de- 
ferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the repert: 

Chicago, October 31st. 1900. I 

To the Jfayor and Aldermen of the City of 
Chicago in Coujicil Assembled: 

Your Committee on Streets and Alleys; 
W. D., to whom was referred ordinance re- 
pealing ordinance for improvement of sys- 
tem of streets: North Sawyer avenue, from 
West Diversey street to West Belmont ave- 
nue, etc., etc.. having had the same under 
advisement beg leave to report and recom- ' 
mend that same be passed. 

A. W. Beilfuss. 

Chairman . 



53 [1900 

AX ORDINANCE 

Repealing an ordinance for the improve- 
ment of a system ©f streets, viz.. North 
Sawyer avenue, from West Diversey street 
to West Belmont avenue, etc., etc., in the 
City of Chicago. County of Cook and State- 
of Illinois. 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City- 
of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the ordinance entitled 
•'An ordinance for the improvement of a- 
system of streets, viz., North Sawyer avenue, 
from West Diversey street to West Belmont 
avenue, etc.. etc.." passed May 14th, 1900, in= 
right hand column of page 332, be and the 
same is hereby repealed. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be \xl - 
force from and after its passage. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, t© whom was re- 
ferred an ordinance vacating alley in Soule 
& Proudfoot's Subdivision, submitted a re- 
port recommending that the same be passed; 
as amended. 

Aid. Beilfuss moved that the report be- 
deferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report : 

Chicago, October 31st, 1900.. 

To the Jfayor and Aldermen of the City off 
Chicago in Council Assembled: 

Your Committee ©n Streets and Alleys 
W. D., to whom was referred ordinance- 
vacating alley in Soule & Proudfoot's Sub- 
division, having had the same under advise- 
ment, beg leave to report and recommend that 
same be passed as amended. 

Albert W. Beilfuss,. 

Chairman.. 

AN ORDINANCE 

lie it ordained by ths City Council of the City 
of Chicago: 

Sec. 1. That the 16-foot alley lying be- 
tween Lots 17, 18. 19, 20 and 21, in Soule -fe 
Proudfoot's Subdivision,. Sec; 1, T. 39. R. 13. 



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be uimI tliu Kaiiic is licruliy vucatud. Ceiiipeii- 
sutiou fur Mild Yufullori in hereby llxod ut 
%?ir.(>. 

Hue. 53. This ordinance Rhall be in force 
iind elTiicI on luid aftor Its piissn^ro. 

Al-SO, 

The Minie ConiHiittee, to wiioiii wus referred 
an ordinance to turn over Jiickson street, from 
Hamlin avenue to South 48tb arenuo to the 
West Park Commissioners, submitted a re- 
port recommendin}? that the same be placed 
•on file. 

Aid. Beilfuss moved to concur in the re- 
'port. 

The motion prevailed. 



REPORTS OF SPECIAL COMMITTEES. 

SMALL PARK COMMISSIOX. 

The Special Small Park Commission, hav- 
ing under consideration the subject of estab- 
lishing small parks, submitted a report as 
•fallows : 

Aid. Jackson movedl that the report be 
•deferred and published. 

I The motion preyailed 

The following is the report : 

City of Chicago. | 
Special Park Commission. > 
Room 206, City Hall. ) 

Chicago, November 12, 1900. 

To His Honor, the Mayor, and Aldermen of 
the City of Chicago in Council Assembled: 

Gentlemen — Your Special Paric Commis- 
sion submits this preliminary report m order 
that it may facilitate, with your approval, the 
establishment, equipment and public use of 
certain spaces for playgrounds which com- 
mend themselves to your Cemmission. These 
sites will afford convenient open spaces for 
recreation, not only to a large number of pupils 
attending adjacent public schools, but also to 
a greater number of persons residing in the 
vicinity of these reservations, all of them 
being located in densely populated districts. 
Your Commission has been compelled to seek 
sites located on property already owned by 



the City of Chlcajfo or offered \o the cliy un- 
der IcaKcs free of rental charifOK. 

Your CommiHslon would have been glad to 
widen the scope of itK recoiniii(;n(l:ili(juK in 
this direction, t)ut it is necessarily circum- 
scribed by the siiiall amount of the appro- 
priation at its disposal, the fund set apart in 
the annual bud^^et for purchane and e(|uip- 
mcntof small parks and |)lay grounds having 
been reduced from *100,()()() to *11.500, in- 
cluding expenses of the Commission. It is 
only by the strictest economy and the gener- 
ous assistance of the City Homes Associa- 
tion, supplemented by the help of Mr. Chas. 
L. Hutchinson and Mr. Livingston Fargo, 
that the Commission is able to recommend 
the establishment of five play grounds, with 
the expectation of seeing then) in use before 
the next appropriaiion ordinance is passed. 
Owing to the same disability it is impossible 
to purchase any small park or play ground 
sites this year, and your Commission leaves 
to a subsequent report the result of its labors 
and its conclusions along that line. 

Following are the sites on which play- 
grounds are recommended to be established: 

Playground No. 1 — Vacant ground facing 
the Holden Public School, being 240 feet 
frontage on Sullivan court by 101 feet deep 
to Bonfield street, near 31st street; situated 
in the Sixth Ward; owned by the University 
of Chicago and offered to the city under 
lease for three years, free of cost, with option 
of purchase, conditional on property being 
fenced. 

Playground No. 2 — Property owned by the 
City of Chicago, being 175 feet front by 182.0 
feet deep to alley, numbered .563 t« 575 West 
Polk street, inclusive; four 2.5-foot lots 
entirely vacant; rear of remaining three lots 
occupied by three old two-story and basement 
brick flat dwellings 32.16 feet deep; located 
in Eleventh Ward. 

Playarround No. 3 — Property owned by the 
City of Chicago, fronting Nos. 2-341 to 2359 
Wabash avenue, inclusive, being 198.99 feet 
on Wabash avenue and 193 feet on 24th 
street; adjoining Moseley School on the 
west. Land already cleared of buildings by 
authority of the City Council. Located in 
the Second Ward. 

Playground No. 4 — Property owned by the 
City of Chicago on the southeast corner of 
Wentworth avenue and 33d street, adioining 
the Webstor School on the south and east, 



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beins: 343.3 feet on Wentworth avenue and 
133 feet ©n 33d street east to La Salle street. 
Located in Fourth Ward and adjoining: 
Third, Fifth and Sixth Wards. Arrange- 
ments in progress, by authority of City 
Council, for removal of city yards and South 
Division pound from this land. 

Playground No. 5 — Vacant land owned by 
the Chicago, Milwaulcee and St. Paul Rail- 
way Company on Goose Island, in the 
Twenty-third Ward, being 528 feet on 
Hooker street, 349 feet on Division street, 
710 feet on Hiekory avenue and 300 feet on 
Bliss street; offered under a free lease con- 
ditional upon fencing and vacation of prop- 
erty if needed by the company after giving 
ninety days' notice. 

As part of this report, and in order to make 
effective its recommendations, your Commis- 
sion submits the follewing resolutions and 
ordinance, and recommends their passage: 

Resolved, That the Special Park Commis- 
si@n be and it is hereby authorized to fence, 
fill, grade, remove obstructions, equip and 
put in proper condition for use as public 
playgrounds the several pieces or lots of land 
designated in the foregoing report of said 
Commissien, the cost thereof not to exceed 
the sum appropriated therefor. And the 
Commission is hereby further authorized to 
establish such reasonable rules and regula- 
tions for the government and control of these 
playgrounds as from time to time shall be 
found necessary and expedient. 



Resolved^ That the Mayor and the City 
Comptroller be and they are hereby author- 
ized and directed to accept from the Univer- 
sity of Chicago and to execute on behalf of 
the City of Chicago a lease of land adjacent 
to the Holden School (designated in the fore- 
going report as Playground No. 1), for a 
term of three years without rental, the con- 
ditions being that the property shall be en- 
closed with a substantial fence ; also to ac- 
cept and execute a lease from the Chicago, 
Milwaukee aud St. Paul Railway Company 
of the land on Goose Island (designated in 
the foregoing report as Playground No. 5), 
without rental, the conditions being that the 
property shall be enclosed with a board fence, 
and that said premises shall be surrendered 
to the said railway company at any time after 



ninety days, up©n giving notice in writing to 
the City Comptroller. 



Whereas, The City of Chicago is the 
owner of certain property situated at Nos. 
571, 573 and 575 West Polk street, which, 
property is now occupied by old and small 
brick flat buildings, from which no substan- 
tial or certain revenue is derived; and 

Whereas, This property, in connection 
with four more adjoining vacant lots, owned 
by theCity of Chicago, has been recommended 
to this Council as a suitable site for a public 
playground by the Special Park Commission;, 
and 

Whereas, It 'seems best to this Council 
that such property should be devoted by the 
city to the use of the public as a playground 
for children ; therefore. 

Be it ordained by tlie City (Jouucil of the City 
of Chicago: 

Section 1. The City Comptroller is here^ 
by directed to advertise for the sale and re- 
moval of the structures upon said property, 
and to sell said buildings to the highest bid- 
der as soon as the tenants can be removed 
therefrom. 

Section 2. That said property being by 
legal description as follows, to-wit: Lots 
forty (40), forty-one (41) and forty-two (42), 
in Laflin and Loomis' re-Subdivision ®f the 
south half (S. K) of Block forty-one (41), 
in the Canal Trustees' Subdivision of the 
west half (W. i^). and west half (W. ^) of 
the northeast quarter (N. E. %) of Section 
seventeen (17), Township thirty-nine (39), 
Range fourteen (14), East of the Third 
Principal Meridian, and in size seventy-five 
feet on West Polk street by one hundred and 
eighty- two and half feet (182.6) deep to alley. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall be in 
force from and after its passage. 
Respectfully submitted. 

Wm. S. Jackson, 
Chairman Sjjecial Park Commisnon. 



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UAUllAOK ruKMATION. 

'Vhf Spoclal ('•mmlttoo on (J;ii l)n(r« (Ji-oiiiu- 
tloii subiiiil ltd :i ro|>ort as follown: 

Aid. liroiiniiM (lOlh ward) iiiovdd tliiil the 
report \n> piil)lislio(l and rctffirrc^d to the Fl- 
naiico ('onimittcc. 

Tin* motion provnilod. 

Thv. followin^r is the report: 

CuicAoo, Im-., November 12th, 1900. 
To (he ironorable, the dity (Jouncil, City Jftill: 

Gentlemen — The Special Committee on 
Garbage Cremation herewith reports that a 
careful investiccation has been made of the 
crematine: of erarbaqre, and with reference to 
the use of heated pases for the purpose of 
producing steam to be used for the operating 
of electric liarhts and other municipal pur- 
poses for which power may be required. 

The indications are that a combustion cell, 
like the one built at the House of Correction, 
will furnish the necessary heat units, if 
properly applied to a stearei plant, to produce 
the steam required for a nominal 100 horse- 
power engine at a very small cost. 

It is the opinion of vour Committee that an 
actual test should be made of this applica- 
tion, and in investigating a place where it 
could be satisfactorily tried, have decided 
upon the municipal electric lighting station 
located at Chicago avenue and Sedgwick 
street. The existino: conditions at this plant 
are such that the erection of a cell can be 
accomplished at a cost not to exceed $1,800.00. 

A preposition has been received from the 
Wright Crematory Company for the installa- 
tion of a crematory cell at the plant men- 
tioned, and as the question ©f economy may 
be easily and cheaply ascertained, your Com- 
mittee recommends the passing of the follow- 
ing ordinance: 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 
of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the Special Committee 
on Garbage Cremation be and is hereby au- 
thorized to install at the municipal lighting 
plant, Chicago avenue and Sedgwick street, 
a cell for the cremation of garbage, the excess 
heat units of which shall be applied to the 
boiler at that station for the purpose of gen- 



erating Rteam to bo used In the operation of 
municipal electric lights. 

Hkotion 2. 'IMiHt the pr<«pf)8ltlon of the 
Wright Crotnatory Company for tlio con- 
struction of the cell and its adaption to the 
boilers, at a cost of ?1,<);}0.00, is hereby ac- 
cepted, iind payment for the same Is author- 
ized to be made from a special fund for the 
Improvement of the electric lighting system, 
such fund being known as F'und "A," 
sullicient money for which is now in said 
fund. 

Section 3. The Special Committee is 
hereby authorized to enter into such contract 
in the amount named. 

Very respectfully submitted, 

W. F. Brennan, 
Alfred D. Williston, 
J. T. Russell, 
Rudolph Hurt. 



UNFINISHED BUSINESS. 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Foreman, 
presented the report of the Committee on 
Judiciary on an ordinance in favor of the 
Chicago Air Line Express Company, de- 
ferred and published June 25, 1900, page 723. 

Aid. Foreman moved to recommit the same 
t® the Committee on Judiciary. 

The motion prevailed. 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Bos. pre- 
sented a resolution on the matter of opening 
California avenue, from Kinzie street to 
Grand avenue, published November 13, 1900, 
page 1200. 

Aid. Maypole moved its reference to the 
Joint Committee on Streets and Alleys, W. 
D., and Track Elevation. 

Aid. Bos moved to lay that motion on the 
table. 

The motion was lost by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Kent, McCor- 
mick. Martin, Brenner, Fick, Garry, Hurt, 
Duddleston, Finn, Patterson, Gary, Bos, 



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Beilfuss, Hallstrom, Kunz, Oberndorf, Bren- 
nan (18th ward), Conlon, Morris, Powers, 
Goldzier, Kuester, Keeney, Wulff, Hackley, 
Eidmann, Badenoch, Race, — 30. 

Hays — Pike, Ailing, Dixon, Foreman, Jack- 
son, Blake (5th ward), No\ak (8th ward), 
Byrne, Fowler, Maypole, Raymer, Smulski, 
Pettibone, Werno, Herrmann, Smith, Helm, 
Minwegen, Butler, Williston, Blake (26th 
ward), Russell, Carey, Zeman, Boyd, Mavor, 
Watkins, Jones, Bennett, Hunter — 30. 

On the foregeing vote the result bemg a 
tie, His Honor, the Mayor, voted in the neg- 
ative. 

After debate, Aid. Brennan (18th ward) 



moved the reference of the resolution to the 
Committee on Streets and Alleys, W. D. 

The motion prevailed. 



ADJOURNMENT. 

Aid. Powers moved that the Council do 
now adiourn. 

The motion prevailed. 

And the Council stood adjourned. 




JOHN f. lilGQINS PRINT :ee -8 8. CtARK STREET^ OHICAQO. 



November 



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CITY COUNCIL, 

CHICAGO. 



Regular Meeting, November 19, 1900. 



OFFICIAL RECORD. 

Published by authority of the City Council of the 
City of Chicago, November 23, 1900. 

Present — His Honor, the Mayor, and Aid. 
Kenna, Coughlin, Pike, Ailing, Dixon, Fore- 
man, Jackson, Kent, McCormick, Martin, 
Brenner, Fick, Garry, Novak (8th ward), 
Hurt, Byrne, Novak (10th ward), Brennan 
(10th ward), Duddleston, Finn, Gary, Fowler, 
Maypole, Bos, Beilfuss, Hallstrom, Rayraer, 
Kunz, Johnson, Oberndorf, Brennan (18th 
ward), Conlon, Morris, Powers, Pettibone, 
Eisfeldt, Werno, Herrmann, Goldzier, Peter- 
son, Olson, Helm, Minweg^en, Butler, Willis- 
ton, Blake (26th ward), Kuester, Keeney, 
Wulff, Rector, Hackley, Russell, Carey, Ze- 
man, Eidmann, Badenoch, Nelson, Mavor, 
Watkins, Jones, Bennett, Corkery, Race and 
Hunter. 

Absent — Aid. Thompson, Blake (5th ward), 
Patterson, Smulski, Smith and Boyd. 

MINUTES. 

Aid, Duddleston moved that the minutes of 



the regular meeting held November 12, 1900, 
be corrected on page 1241, upper right hand 
column, by showing the passage ©f the fol- 
lowing order : 

'•''Ordered^ That the Commissioner ©f Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby ordered to 
have the Union Traction Company pave be- 
tween the tracks on West Randolph street, 
between May street and Union Park, with 
the same material as the street is now paved 
with;" instead of its reference to the Com- 
mittee on Streets and Alleys, W. D. 

Aid. Minwegen moved to further correct 
the minutes on page 1238, upper left hand 
column, by showing the passage of an ordi- 
nance to pay all city employes semi-monthly, 
in lieu of its reference to the Finance Com- 
mittee. 

The motion was lost. 

Aid. Jackson moved the approval of the 
minutes as corrected without being read. 

The motion prevailed. 



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UKI'(>UT8 OF CITY OFFICKKH. 

■ HIk Honor, thu Mayor, Hubriilttod his re- 
port of roloiiHOH from tho Houho of Correc- 
tion foi- th(i w<!cl< ciMlinjj .NoTcinbcr ITtli, 
ISKM), which was 

I'lut'cil on lile. 



ALSO, 

The following Goniinunication : 

^ Mayok's Office, | 

November 14th, 1900. f 

To the J[o)iorahh, the City Council: 

Gentlemen — The annual Appropriation 
Bill for this year provides for 2,500 patrol- 
men in the Police Department. At the time 
the bill was passed, the department was short 
between eigrhty and ninety men. This num- 
ber has been gradually increased by death, 
resigrnation and dismissal unlil to-day, I am 
advised, the roll is one hundred and twenty- 
one patrolmen short. My reason in not put- 
ting on extra men the early part of the year, 
when the appropriation for 2,500 oflBcers was 
made, was because during the summer months 
a smaller force of policemen is necessary 
than in the cold months, and I thought it ad- 
visable to save all the money possible in this 
as well as other departments. It was my in- 
tention, however, to fill the full quota appro- 
priated for with the begfinning of the winter 
months. 

At the time the reduction of expense was 
being considered by the Finance Cemmittee, 
I called their attention to this matter, but 
owing to the necessity for curtailment of ex- 
pens© on the part of the city, it was thought 
advisable to reduce the appropriation for the 
Police Department $125,000 and not till up 
the vacancies on the Police Department this 
year. With the recent celd weather the 
©rdinary outbreak of crime on the part of 
house-breakers, hold-up men and other like 
offenders has taken place. It would seem to 
me advisable to set aside enough money from 
the $125,000 reduction made by your Honor- 
able Body some weeks ago to carry at least 
the full quota of policemen through the 
winter months. By setting aside 110,000 of 
this fund it would be possible to appoint one 
hundred and twenty-one probationary oflBicers 
at $60 a month and carry them for the re- 
mainder of this month and the month of 



I)(!( cinbor. I would therefore ask immediate 
conhiderat Ion of the a('coiiii)anyln(f order. 

ReK|)ect fully, 

CAKTF.It H. HAItlllHOX, 

Afayor. 

Aid. Brenner moved the passajfe of the or- 
dinance .submitted by His Honor, the Mayor, 

The motion prevailed, and the ordinance 
was passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yenx — Kenna, Coughlin, Ailing, Jacksen, 
Kent, McCormlck, Martin, Brenner, Fick, 
Garry, Novak f8th ward). Hurt, Byrne, 
Novak (lOth ward), Brennan flOth ward), 
Duddleston, Finn, Gary, Fowler, Maypole, 
Beilfuss, Hallstrotr), Rayuier, Kunz, Johnson, 
Oberndorf, Brennan (18th ward), Conlon, 
Morris, Powers, Pettibone, Eisfeldt, Werno, 
Herrmann, Goldzier, Peterson, Helm, Min- 
wegen, Butler, Williston, Blake (2Gth ward), 
Kuester, Keeney, Wultf, Rector, Hackley, 
Russell, Carey, Zeman, Eidniann, Baden- 
och, Nelson, Mavor, Watkins, Jones, Ben- 
nett, Corkery, Hunter — 58. 

jVa?/s— None, 

The following is the ordinance as passed: 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 
of Chicago: 

Section 1. That an ordinance reducing 
the Appropriation Ordinance for 1900, passed 
October 8th, 1900, be and the same is hereby 
amended by changing the figures "$125,000," 
published on page 1158, OflQcial Record, Oc- 
tober 8, 1900 line 46, s© as to read as fol- 
lows: "Department of Police, $115,000.-' 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in force 
from and after its passage. 

also, 

A communication submitting bills for horse 
feed in the Fire Department in favor of John 
W. Lyke, A. F. Walther, Wm. M. Hereley, 
G. S. Blakeslee & Co., C. H. Crosby, Atzel 
Bros, and J. T. Rawleigh & Co., which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 
also, 

A communication submitting an ordinance 
establishing a paymaster's bureau and defin- 
ing the duties thereof, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



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The Corporation Counsel submitted the 
following communication: 

Office of the Counsel | 
TO THE Corporation, >- 
November 19, 1900. ) 

To the Honorable, the City Cormcil: 

Gentlemen — In compliance with the re- 
quest made by order of your Honorable 
Body at its regular meeting held October 22, 
1900. for advice as to the power of the city 
to compel the Lake Street Elevated Railroad 
Company to take down the columns support- 
ing its structure and now set at the present 
curb line ©f West Lake street, and to relo- 
cate and reset them at the new curb line to 
be made by the widening of said street be- 
tween Rockwell street and Homan avenue, I 
beg to advise you as follows- 

If, by reason of the necessary widening of 
West Lake street, the said columns left 
where they now are, would become serious 
obstructions to the use of the street for pub- 
lic travel, there is no doubt, in my opinion, 
that the city would have the power to compel 
them to be relocated or taken down. 

The Lake Street Elevated Railroad Com- 
pany, by virtue of its ordinance, acquired 
certain rights in the use of the street, and all 
due consideration must be given those rights, 
but it, nevertheless, remains that the city in 
giving them did n©t abdicate its control over 
the street, and did not, nor indeed, could it 
absolve itself from its duty to maintain the 
street in a safe and proper condition for all 
those purposes for which streets, by the law 
of the land are intended. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Charles M. Walker, 
Corporation Counsel. 

Which was placed on file. 

ALSO, 

The following communication : 

Office of the Council j 
TO THE Corporation, > 
Chicago, Nov. 19, 1900. ) 

To the Honorable, the City Council, of the City 
of Chicago: 

Gentlemen— I have the henor herewith to 
band you two ordinances which have been 
drawn in this department, intended as sub- 
stitutes for the ordinances passed by your 
Honorable Body on January 22, 1900, and 
July 16, 1900, respectively, authorizing in 



the former ordinance bonds for the city's 
share of the cost of a new bridge over the 
North Branch Canal at Division street, and 
in the latter ordinance bonds for the city's 
share in the cost of the bascule bridges to be 
constructed by the Sanitary District. 

The changes which are made by the sub- 
stitute ordinances are entirely formal in 
character and relate only to those parts of 
the ordinances which provide for the levy of 
an annual tax sufficient to pay the interest 
®n the bonds as it falls due, and the principal 
at maturity. While the original ordinances 
as passed follow the ordinary form hereto- 
fore used by the city, there are some recent 
decisions in other states which lead me to 
believe that the form here presented is pre- 
ferable and not subject to objections which 
might be made to some provisions in the 
earlier forms. In determining the limitation 
of the city's indebtedness, the question which 
will soon be brought before the Supreme 
Court will be greatly simplified if these sub- 
stitute ordinances are passed to-night. 

The matter is urgent for the reason that it 
is ©f great importance that the case be heard 
at the December term of the Supreme Court. 
Any delay will make this impossible. I 
therefore respectfully request that the amen- 
datory ordinances be passed by your Honor- 
able Body without the usual reference to a 
committee. 

Respectfully, 

Charles M. Walker, 

Corporation Counsel. 

Aid. Jackson moved the passage of the or- 
dinance concerning the Division street bridge. 

The motion prevailed, and the ordinance 
was passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Teas — Kenna, Coughlin, Pike, Ailing, 
Dixon Foreman, Jackson, Kent, Martin, 
Brenner, Garry, Novalc (8th ward), Hurt, 
Byrne, Novak (10th ward), Brennan (10th 
ward), Duddleston, Finn, Gary, Fowler, 
Maypole, Bos, Beilfuss, Hallstrom, Raymer, 
Kunz, Johnson, Obernderf. Brennan (18th 
ward), Conlon, Morris, Powers, Petti- 
bone, Werno, Herrmann, Goldzier, Peterson, 
Olson, Helm, Minwegen, Butler, Williston, 
Blake (26th ward), Kuester, Keeney, WulfE, 
Rector, Hackley, Russell, Carey, Zeman, 
Eidmann, Badenoch, Nelson, Mayor, Wat- 
kins, Jones, Bennett, Corkery, Hunter — 61. 

Nays— None. 



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'I'lio Tolluwlnu' Ih i\u' ot'dinanco aH paosod: 

AN OUDINANCB 

I'rovldln^' for lUu IsBuo of honds of tlic (Jity 
of Chlcajro to tlu; lunount of *!()(), ()()() for 
Iho payment, of oiui-hnlf of ilic cost of con- 
Klruotlnjf a new bridjiu across tho North 
Hianch Canal at Division street, and levy- 
ing taxes suflUcietit to meet the interest and 
principal of said bonds at maturity. 

Whichkah, Thebridf^o at present across the 
North Branch Canal at Division street, in the 
City of Chicag©, is in an unsafe condition 
and unfit for public trallic, and the public 
necessities demand the removal of said bridge 
and the construction of a new bridge as 
speedily as possible — the cost of which work 
will amount to at least the sum of $200,000; 
and, 

Whereas, Under existing ordinances the 
street railway companies having the right to 
operate over said bridge are liable for one- 
half of the cost of the construction of a new 
bridge across said North Branch Canal at 
said point. Now, therefore, 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 

of Chicago: 

Section 1. That for the purpose of pro- 
viding the necessary funds to pay one-half 
(3^) of the cost of constructing a new bridge 
across the North Branch Canal at Division 
street, in the City ©f Chicago, the City of 
Chicago shall borrow the sum of Qne hundred 
thousand dollars ($100,000.00), and to evi- 
dence such loan there shall be and there is 
hereby ordered issued the negotiable coupon 
bonds of the City of Chicago for said amount. 
Said bonds shall be designated as "Divi- 
sion Street Bridge bonds;" shall be one 
hundred (100) in nuniber, numbered from 1 to 
100, inclusive, and of the denomination of 
one thousand dollars (11,000) each ; shall 
bear date of November 15th, A. D. 1900; 
shall become due and payable twenty (20) 
years after date ; shall bear interest at the 
rate of four per centum (4fo) per annum, 
payable semi-annually, on May 15th and No- 



vember ITith in each year, whiah Interest pay- 
m«ntK sliiill evidenced by proper coupons 
altacliod to each bond, and both principal 
and interest shall be payable iti lawful iiujney 
of tho United States of America, at the oHlce 
of the City Treasurer of the City of Chicaffo. 

Su(;ti()N 2. That each of said bonds shall 
be signed by the Mayor and attested by the 
signature of the City Clerk, and impressed 
with the corporate seal of the city, and each 
of the coupons shall be signed with the lith- 
ographed fac simile signatui'c of the City 
Clerk, and such oflicers are herel^y author 
ized and directed to so execute said bonds 
and coupons for and in behalf of the city 
and said bonds shall be forthwith sold by the 
City Comptroller, at not less than their par 
value, and the proceeds derived fr&m their 
sale shall be placed in a special fund to be 
used solely for the purpose hereinbefore 
specified, for which they are issued. 

Section 3. That for the purpose of pro- 
viding for the payment of the interest upon 
said bonds when and as the same falls due 
beginning with the year 1900 and continuing' 
annually thereafter, up to and including the 
year 1919, there is hereby levied a direct an- 
nual tax on all of the taxable property in th 
City of Chicago, in addition to all other city 
taxes, in the sura of $4,000 for each year; an 
for the purpose of providing a fund for th 
prompt payment of the principal of sai 
bonds at maturity, beginning with the 
year 1901, and continuing annually there- 
after up t® and including the year 1918, there 
is hereby levied a direct annual tax upon all 
the taxable property in the City of Chicago, 
in addition to all other city taxes, in the sum 
of five thousand dollars ($5,000) for each 
year, and for the year 1919, there is hereby 
levied a direct tax upon all of the taxable 
property in said city, in addition to all other 
city taxes, in the sum of ten thousand dol- 
lars ($10,000). 

The City Clerk of the City of Chicago is 
hereby directed immediately to file a certified 



November 19,J 1263 

copy of this ordinance with the County 
Clerk of Cook County, lUineis, who shall in 
each of said years, beginning with the year 
1900, ascertain the rate per cent necessary to 
produce the taxes for interest and principal 
hereinabove levied for such year, and shall 
extend the same, for collection, up©n the tax 
rolls for such year in connection with the 
taxes levied in such year for general city 
purposes. And such taxes shall be collected 
at the same time and in the same manner as 
other city taxes, and, when collected, shall 
be used solely for the purpose of paying the 
interest and principal of said bonds, when, 
and as the same mature. 

Section 4. That all ordinances hereto- 
fore passed, in conflict with the provisions of 
this ordinance, shall be and the same are 
hereby repealed. 

Section 5. That this ordinance shall be in 
ful) force and effect from and after its 
passage. 

Aid. Jackson moved the passage of the 
ordinance authorizing bonds for construction 
of bascule bridges. 

• The motion prevailed, and the ordinance 
was passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Teas — Kenna, Coughlin, Pike, Ailing, 
Dixon, Foreman, Jackson, Kent, Martin, 
Brenner, Garry, N@vak (8th ward). Hurt, 
Byrne, Novak (10th ward), Brennan (10th 
ward), Duddleston, Finn, Gary, Fowler, 
Maypole, Bos, Beilfuss, Hallstrom, Raymer, 
Kunz, Johnson, Oberndorf, Brennan (18th 
ward), Conlon, Morris, Powers, Pettibone, 
Eisfeidt, Werno, Herrmann, Goldzier, Peter- 
son, Olson, Helm, Minwegen, Butler, Willis- 
ton, Blake (26th ward), Kuester, Keeney, 
Wulff, Rector, Hackley, Russell, Carey, Ze- 
man, Eidmann, Badenoch, Nelson, Mavor, 
Watkins, Jones, Bennett, Corkery, Hunter 
—61. 

JVays — None. 

The following is the ordinance as passed: 

AN OKDINANCE 

Authorizing the issue of bonds of the City of 
Chicago to the amount of five hundred and 
eighty-six thousand dollars to provide for 



[1900 

the payment of a portion of the cost of re- 
placing the bridges over the Chicago River 
at State, Randolph, Harrison, Polk, Eight- 
eenth, and Main streets, and Ashland av- 
enue, with double track bascule bridges. 

Whereas, The several bridges at State, 
Randolph, Harrison, Polk, Eighteenth, and 
Main streets, and Ashland avenue, over the 
Chicago River, are center pier and single 
track bridges, being of less width than the 
width of said several streets, and are in bad re- 
pair, and the Sanitary District of Chicago 
proposes to remove said bridges at its own 
expense and to replace them with bascule 
bridges, and the additional cost and expense 
that will be required to replace said bridges 
with double track bascule bridges instead of 
single track bascule bridges of the same 
width as the present bridges so to be re- 
moved and replaced, has been estimated by 
the City Engineer to be as follows- 



State Street bridge $ 90,000 00 

Randolph Street bridge 83,000 00 

Harrison Street bridge 88,000 00 

Polk Street bridge " 88,000 00 

Eighteenth Street bridge 84,000 00 

Main Street bridge 82,000 00 

Ashland Avenue bridge 72,000 00 



$586,000 00 

And whereas. There is necessity for the 
removal of said present bridges and the re- 
placement of the same with double-track 
structures covering the entire width of said 
several streets, and under the present offer of 
the Sanitary District of Chicago the only ex- 
pense which the City of Chicago will incur to 
secure such new structures will be the in- 
creased cost of double-track bridges over the 
cost of constructing bridges of the same 
width as those now in place. Now, therefore. 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 
of Chicago: 

Section 1. That for the purpose of pro- 
viding the necessary funds to pay the addi- 
tional cost and expense of replacing the 
bridges over the Chicago River at State, 



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f lOOO 



Kaiulolpli, lliirrison, TolU, ICIu-hlneiith luul 
Main stroi'ts aiui Ashland avonuu with doublo- 
trat'k bascule brl(l;,'os, Instead of rctplacln^f 
thiMii with slntfle-lrack brklj^^es of tho width 
of the prt'sont structnros, tlic(-lty of Chlcat^o 
shall l)(iift)\v iIh; suiu of llvi; li ii ild and 
oijfhly-six thousand (!|;r)S(i,0()().()()) dnlliii s, and 
to evidoncc such Iwan there sIkiH bo nnd there 
is hereby ordered issued the ne^fotiablo 
coupon bonds of the City of Chicacro for said 
amount. Said bonds shall be live hundred 
and eitrhty-six (58(1) in number, numbered 
from one (1) to five hundred and eighty-six 
(580), inclusive, and of the denomination of 
one thousand ($1,000.00) dollars each. Haid 
bonds shall be designated as "bridge bonds, 
series of 1900," and shall bear date of Novem- 
ber fifteenth, A. D. 1900; shall become due 
and payable twenty (20) years after date; 
shall bear interest at the rate of three 
and one-half (8)^%) per centum per an- 
num, payable semi-annually, ©nMay fifteenth 
and November fifteenth in each year, which 
interest payments shall be evidenced by 
proper coupons attached to each bond; and 
feoth principal and interest shall be payable 
in lawful money of the United States of 
America, at the office of the City Treasurer 
of the City of Chicago. 

Section 2. That each of said bonds shall 
be signed by the Mayor,and attested by the sig- 
nature of the City Clerk and impressed with 
the corporate seal of the City of Chicago, 
and each of the coupons shall be signed by 
the lithographed fac simile signature of the 
City Clerk, and such officers are hereby au- 
thorized and directed to so execute said 
bonds and coupons for and in behalf of the 
city. Said bonds shall be sold by the City 
Comptroller at not less than their par value, 
and the proceeds derived from their sale shall 
be placed in a special fund, to be used solely 
for the purpose hereinbefore specifiedj for 
which they are issued, upon the order of the 
City Council. 

Section 3. That for the purpose of pro- 



viding for the pHyiiunit of the interest upon 
said bonds when and as the isumc falls due, 
beginnint; with the year I'.iOO and continuing 
annually thereafter up to and inclu'iiug the 
year 1919, there Is liereby levied a direct an- 
nual tax on all of tiie taxabh; properly in tlje 
(Jity of (/hicago, in addil ion to all <jther city 
taxes, in the snni of twenty thousand five 

hundred and ten (?>20,r) 10.00) dollars for each 
year; and for the purpose of jjroviding a 
fund for the prompt paytnent of the prin- 
cipal ot said bonds at maturity, beginning 
with the year 1901 and continuing annually 
thereafter up to and including the year 1919, 
there is hereby levied a direct annual tax up- 
on all of the taxable property in the City of 
Chicago, in addition to all other city taxes, in 
the following amounts, to-wit: for each of 
the years 1901 to 1914, inclusive, the sum of 
twenty-nine thousand, three hundred ($29,- 
300.00) dollars; for each of the years 1915 to 
1919, both inclusive, the sum of thirty-five 
thousand, one hundred and sixty (^35,160.00) 
dollars. 

The City Clerk of the City of Chicago is 
hereby directed immediately to file a certified 
copy of this ordinance with the County 
Clerk of Cook County, Illinois, who shall in 
each of said years ascertain the rate per cent 
necessary to produce the taxes for interest 
and principal, hereinabove levied for such 
year, and shall extend the same for collection 
upon the tax rolls for such year in connec- 
tion with -the taxes levied in such year for 
general city purposes ; and such taxes shall 
be collected at the same time and in the same 
manner as other city taxes, and when col- 
lected shall be used solely for the purpose of 
paying the interest and principal of said 
bends, when and as the same mature. 

Section 4. That the provisions of all or- 
dinances heretofore passed in conflict with 
the provisions of this ordinance shall be and 
the same are hereby repealed. 

Section 5. That this ordinance shall be in 
full force and effect from and after its 
passage. 



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The Clerk presented the claim ©f Minnie 
Kluesing: (by Diedrieh Kluesing-, her father,) 
for personal injuries, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

The Board of Education submitted a re- 
quest for concurrence in the erection of a 12- 
room addition to the John Marshall school, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Schools. 

The Commissioner of Public Works sub- 
mitted the following communication : 

Department oe Public Works, ) 
Chicago, November 19, 1900. \ 

To the Honorable, tJie Mayor and the City 
Council : 

Gentlemen — I have the honor to transmit 



Aid. Jackson moved that the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works be authorized and 
ordered to have water mains laid in the 
foregoing street. 

The motion prevailed. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted the following communication: 

Board of Local Improvements, ) 
Chicago, 19th November, 1900. f 

To the Honorable, the Mayor and the City 
Council: 

Gentlemen — In response to the order of 
November 12th, as shown in the Council Pro- 
ceedings on page 1243, directing the Board of 
Local Improvements to submit to you a re- 
port giving the reasons for the delay in the 
pavement of Wabash avenue, from 12th street 
to 22d street, I beg leave to report that the 



for your information a report, with plats, of 
the City Engineer of the work of maintain- 
ing the water department in the Stock Yards 
District. It shows a total examination of 
27,037 feet of water pipe, exposing ®ne 
hundred and twenty-eight connections for 
private us© that were authorized by the city, 
and one hundred and sixteen connections of 
which there is no record on the city's plats 
or books. To complete this work there is 
yet to be examined fifteen hundred feet of 
water pipe. 

Very respectfully, 

L. E. McGann, 
Commissioner of Public Works. 

Whice was placed on file. 



lOe. 



contract for this improvement was awarded 
on September 6th, and had it not been for 
the necessary underground work on this 
street, the pavement would have been com- 
pleted. It was, however, necessary to con- 
struct a new sewer in this street, from 12th 
street to 16th street, on both sides of the 
street, and the entire underground work had 
to be readjusted. The street had been so 
completely torn up that it was considered ill 
advised to lay a pavement upon the founda- 
tion as it then existed and, in view of the 
condition, the Board deemed it advisable to 
leave the street during the winter in its pres- 
ent condition rather than to begin and have 
it but partially completed. 

Respectfully submitted, 

John A. Mat 

Secretary. 

Which was placed on file. 



ALSO, 

The following communication : 
To the City Council of the City of Chicago:^ Chicago, Nov. 19th, 1900 

I deem it necessary and advisable to lay water mains on the following street: 



Department of Public Works, | 



ON 


• 


FROM 


TO 


size 


Probable cost, 

including 
hydrants and 
basins. 


Carman av 




545 ft. eastward. 


6 in. 


$ 681 25 







remai 



Pays 



Respectfully, 



L. E. MoGann, 
Commissioner of Public Works. 



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A ri'poi t und ordinance cRtabllshlnj: jjrado 
un 8undry strouts. 

Hy uniuiliiious ronsc^nt. on niotlftn of Aid. 
Forcinnn, tlu* ordiiianc* was put upon its pas- 
stLBQ and passed by yoas and nays as fol- 
lows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coujfblin, Pike, Ailing, 
Dixon, Foreman. Jackson, Kent, McCor- 
niick, Martin, Brenner, Fick, Garry, Novak 
(8th ward), Hurt, Byrne, Novak (10th ward), 
Brennan (10th ward), Duddleston, Finn, 
Gary, Fowler, Maypole, Bos, Beilfuss, Hall- 
strom, Raymer, Kunz, Johnson, Oberndorf, 
Brennan (18th ward), Conlon, Morris, Powers, 
Pettibone, Eisfeldt, Werno, Herrmann, Gold- 
zier, Peterson, Olson, Helm, Minwegen, 
Butler, Williston, Blake (26th ward), Kues- 
ter, Keeney, Wulff, Rector, Hackley, Russell, 
Carey, Zeman, Eidmann, Badenoch, Nelson. 
Mavor, Watkins, Jones, Bennett, Corkery, 
Race, Hunter — 64. 

Xayis — None. 

The following is the ordinance as passed: 

AN ORDINANCE 

Establishing the grade of sundry streets in 
the City of Chicago, County of Cook and 
State of Illinois. 

Be it ordained hy the City Cou?icil of the City 
of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the grade of the follow- 
ing streets, between the points named herein, 
be and the same is hereby established as fol- 
lows, to-wit: 

On Union avenue, at intersection of ^Yest 
llSth street, 37.0 ft. above city datum. 

On "West 58th street, at west line of Stew- 
art avenue, 13.8 ft. above city datum. 

On West 58th street, at a point TO ft. west 
of Stewart avenue, 15.4 ft. above city datum. 

On West 58th street, at intersection of 
Wallace street, 15.4 ft. above city datum. 

On South Morgan street, at intersection of 
West 87th street, 21.0 ft. above city datum. 

On South Morgan street, at intersection of 
West 88th street, 21.5 ft. above city datuna. 



(Jn South Morgan street, at a point 50 ft, 
north of Wast KOth street, 22.5 ft. above city 
datum. 

On South Carpenter street, at intersection 
of West H7th street, 21.5 ft. above city datum. 

On South Carpenter street, at intersection 
of West H8th strtet, 22.0 ft. above city datum. 

On South Carpenter street, at a point 50 ft. 
north of West 89th street, 22.5 ft. above city 
datum. 

On Aberdeen street, at intersection of 
West 88th street, 22.5 ft. above city datum. 

On West North avenue, at intersection of 
North 40th court, 24.8 ft. above city datum. 

On West North avenue, at intersection of 
North 41st avenue, 24.8 ft. above city datum. 

On West North avenue, at intersection of 
Narth 42d court, 25.2 ft. above city datum. 

On West North avenue, at intersection of 
North 43d avenue, 25.6 ft. above city datum. 

On West North avenue, at intersection ©f 
Calland court, 27.6 ft. above city datum. 

On South Washtenaw avenue, at intersec- 
tion of Washington boulevard, 17.5 ft. above 
city datum. 

On South Washtenaw avenue, at intersec- 
tion of Warren avenue, 17.5 ft. above city 
iatum. 

On South Washtenaw avenue, at intersec- 
tion of West Monroe street, 16.9 ft. above 
city datum. 

On South Irving avenue, at intersection of 
West Jackson boulevard. 13.6 ft. above eity 
datura. 

On South Irving avenue, at intersection of 
West Van Buren street, 14.0 ft. above city 
datum. 

On South Irving avenue, at interseetion of 
West Harrison street, 13.7 ft. above city 
datum. 

On South 49th avenue, at intersection of 
Fulton street, 29.0 ft. above city datum. 

On South 49th avenue, at intersection of 
Park avenue, 29.0 ft. above city datum. 



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[1900 



On South 49th ayenue, at intersection of 
West Randolph street, 29.2 ft. above city 
datum. 

On South 49th avenue, at intersection of 
Washington boulevard, 29.0 ft. above city 
datum. 

On South 51st court, at intersection of 
Washington boulevard, 30.6 ft. above city 
datum. 

On South 51st court, at intersection of 
"West Madison street, 30.0 ft. above city 
datum. 

On South 51st court, at intersection of 
West Randolph street, 31.0 ft. above city 
datum. 

On South 47th avenue, at intersection of 
Independence place, 27.7 ft. above city datum. 

On South 47th avenue, at intersection of 
Fulton street, 27.7 ft. above city datum. 

On South 47th avenue, at intersecti®n of 
Penn place, 27.3 ft. above city datum. 

On South 47th avenue, at intersection of 
Park avenue, 27.25 ft. above city datum. 

On South 47th avenue, at intersection of 
West Randolph street, 28.25 ft. above city 
datum. 

On South 47th avenue, at intersection of 
Washington boulevard, 27.9 ft. above city 
datum. 

On South 47th avenue, at intersection of 
- West Monroe street, 26.5 ft. above city 
datum. 

On South 47th avenue, at intersection of 
West Adams street, 26.0 ft. abeve city datum. 

On South 47th avenue, at intersection ©f 
West Jackson street, 26.5 ft. ab©ve city 
datum. 

On South 47th avenue, at intersection of 
Gladys avenue, 26.0 ft. above city datum. 

On South 47th avenue, at intersection of 
West Van Buren street, 26.0 ft. above city 
datum. 

On South 47th avenue, at intersection of 



West Congress street, 26.0 ft. above city 
datum. 

On South 48th avenue, at intersection of 
West Congress street, 28.5 ft. above city 
datum. 

On Stewart avenue, at intersection of West 
87th street, 17.0 ft. above city datum. 

On Stewart avenue, at intersection of West 
88th street, 18.0 ft. above city datum. 

On Stewart avenue, at intersection of West 
89th street, 19.0 ft. above city datum. 

On Harvard avenue, at intersection of West 
89th street, 19.5 ft. above-city datum. 

On Harvard avenue, at intersection of West 
88th street, 22.0 ft. above city datum. 

On Harvard avenue, at a point 350 ft. north 
of West 88th street, 20.0 ft. above city datum. 

On Harvard avenue, at intersection of West 
87th street, 15.0 ft. above city datum. 

On Princeton avenue, at intersection of 
West 89th street, 19.5 ft. above city datum. 

On Princeton avenue, at a point 150 ft. 
north of West 89th street, 21.5 ft. above city 
datum. 

On Princeton avenue, at intersection of 
West 88th street, 21.5 ft. above city datum. 

On Princeton avenue, at a point 100 ft. 
north of West 88th street, 21.0 ft. above city 
datum. 

On Priaceton avenue, at intersection of 
Holland Settlement road, 14.5 ft. above city 
datum. 

On Yale avenue, at intersection of West 
89th street, 20.0 ft. above city datura. 

On Yale avenue, at a point 100 ft. north of 
West 89th street, 21.0 ft. above city datum. 

On Yale avenue, at a point 300 ft. north of 
West 89th street, 21.0 ft. ab®ve city datum. 

On Yale avenue, at intersection of Holland 
Settlement road, 15.0 ft. above city datura. 

On West 89th street, at a point 200 ft. east 
of Yale avenue, 20.0 ft. above city datum. 

On West 89th street, at intersection ©f 



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[1900 



llollaiul Sfl I hmiiMit I'oiid, Ifi.O ft. uhovc cily 
ililt will. 

On West S8th stroot.Ht intcrsoi'tloii of liol- 
luiul Sutlleinenl ruail, 15.U ft. ubuve city 

(llltlUII. 

On Want M7th street, at Intersectiwii of Hol- 
ImikI Sottluinont roacl, 1 l.o ft. .ibovo city 
ciaUiiii. 

Oil Cluisc avenue, at west ripht-of-way line 
C. & N. W. Hy. (Milwauliee Div.), 25.0 ft. 
above city datum. 

On Chase avenue, at west right-of-way line 
C, M. & St. P. Ry. (Evanston Branch), 12.0 
ft. above city datum! 

On Chase avenue, at east right-of-way line 
C, M. & St. P. Ry. (Evanstou Branch), 12.0 
ft. above city datum. 

On Chase avenue, at intersection of Perry 
avenue, 9.5 ft. above city datum. 

The above heights as fixed shall be meas- 
ured from the plane of low water in Lake 
Michigan of A. D. 1847, as established by the 
Trustees of the Illinois and Michigan Canal 
and adopted by the late Board of Drainage 
Cetnmissioners and by the late Board ©f Pub- 
lic Works of the City of Chicago, and now 
represented by the ordinance @f July 11th, 
A. D. 1898, relating to the corrected eleva- 
vation ©f the Old Lind Block bench mark, 
which determines the base or datum for city 
levels. 

Section 2. That all ordinances or parts of 
ordinances conflicting with this ordinance be 
and the same are hereby repealed. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall be in 
force from and after its passage. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance repealing an ordi- 
nance for a sewer in 66tn street, from Indi- 
ana avenue to 20 feet east of Hartwell 
avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Bennett, the ordinance was put upon its 
passage and passed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows: 

Yecis — Kenna, Coughlin, Pike, Ailing, 



Dixon, Foreman, JacUson, Kent, McCor- 
mick, Martin, Brenner, Kick, (Jarry, Novak 
(Hih ward), Hurt, Byrne, Novak (10th ward), 
lirennan (10th ward), Duddlestoti, Finn, 
Gary, Fowler, Maypole, Bos, Beilfuss, Hall- 
strom, Itaymer, Kunz, Johnson, Oberndorf, 
Brennan (IHth ward) ,Conlon,M»rrls, Powers, 
Pottlbone, Ftsfeldt, Werno. Herrmann. Gold- 
zler, Peters(ni, Olson, Helm, Minwcfeen, 
Butler, Willlston, Blake (20th ward), Kues- 
ter, Keeney, WuUI, Rector, Hackley, Russell, 
Carey, Zeman, Eidmann, BaUenoch. Nelson, 
Mavor, Watkins, Jones, Bennett, Corkery, 
Race, Hunter — 64, 

iVa7/.s — None. 

The following is the ordinance as passed; 

AN OUDINANCE 

Repealing an ordinance for a sewer in 66th 
street, from Indiana avenue to a point 20 
feet east of Hartwell avenue, in the City 
of Chicago, County of Cook and State of 
Illinois. 

Be it ordahied by tJte City Council oj the City 
of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the ordinance entitled 
''An ordinance for a sewer in 66th street, 
from Indiana avenue to a point 20 feet east ©f 
Hartwell avenue," passed June 29, 1900, 
be and the same is hereby repealed, and 
that the assessment made under the pro- 
visions of said ordinance, confirmed Sep- 
tember 17, 1900, Warrant N©. 25257 be and 
the same is hereby annulled. 

Section 2. That the City Comptroller be 
and he is hereby directed to refund all money 
paid on account of said Warrant No. 25257 
upon presentation of the original receipts 
for the same. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall be in 
force fr©na and after its passage. 



petitions, communications and ordi 
nances. 

Aid. Coughlin presented an order to per- 
mit Samuel Gregsten to build stairway at 
157 Wabash avenue, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, S. D 



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Aid. Coughlia presented an order to per- 
mit Siegel & Cooper to erect lights, posts, 
wires, decorations, etc. 

Aid. Duddleston moved its reference to the 
Committee on Streets and Alleys, S. D. 

Aid. Jackson moved to suspend the rules 
to pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as 
follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Ceughiin, Pike, Ailing, 
Dixon, Foreman, Jackson, Kent, Martin, 
Brenner, Fick, Garry, Novak • (8th ward) , 
Hurt, Byrne, Novak (10th ward), Brennan 
(10th ward), Duddleston, Finn, Gary, Fow- 
ler, Maypole, Bos, Beilfuss, Hallstrom, 
Raymer, Kunz, Johnson, Oberndorf, Brennan 
(18th ward), Conlon, Morris, Powers, Petti- 
bone, Eisfeldt, Werno, Herrmann, Gold- 
zier, Peterson, Helm, Minwegen, Butler, 
Williston, Blake (26th ward), Kuester, 
Keeney, WulfE, Rector, Hackley, Russell, 
Carey, Zeman, Eidmann, Badenoch, Nelson, 
Mavor, Watkins, Jones, Bennett, Corkery, 
Hunter— 61. 

iVavs — None. 

Aid. Coughlin moved the passage of the 
order. 

The motion prevailed. 

The fallowing is the order as passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
He Works be and he is hereby directed to 
issue a permit to Siegel & Cooper for electric 
lights, signs, decorations and posts aec@rding 
to plans attached. Said firm of Siegel & 
Cooper shall remove all of said lights, signs, 
decorations and posts at its own expense dur- 
ing the first week in January, 1901, and all 
of said work of construction and tearing 
down of same to be under the supervision of 
the Commissioner of Public Works and the 
City Electrician. 

Aid. Coughlin presented the following 
order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
issue a permit to Rob't Grant to erect an elec- . 
trie sign in front of premises Nos. 152-4 
Wabash avenue, the said sign to be removed 
at anytime by order of the Mayer or Com- 
missioner of Public Works. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 



Aid. Kenna presented the following or- 
ders- 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
issue a permit to Maurice O'Connor at No. 
126 Clark Street, to erect an electric sign 
over front door of said premises; dimensions 
of said sign being 2x8 feet, the above permit 
to be subject to revocation at any time at the 
option of the Mayor, 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and tie is hereby directed to 
issue permit to Frank O'Keefe at No. 13B 
Clark street to erect an electric sign over the 
front door of said premises; dimensions of 
said sign being 2x8 feet, the above permit to 
be subject to revocation at any time at the 
option of the Mayer. 

Which were, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Pike presented the following orders : 

Ordered, That the Department of Public 
Works be and it is hereby directed to issue 
a permit to Goldenberg Bros., 19th and State 
streets, to erect a storm door. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
issue a permit to the Coliseum Company to 
erect an eJectrie sign on their building, cor- 
ner Wabash avenue and 16th street, to be re- 
voked at any time by the Mayor. 

Whejieas, Under existing conditions mem- 
bers of the Chicago Fire Department are 
restricted in the purchase of their uniforms 
to the extent of buying the material therefor 
of one particular dealer ; and, 

Whekeas, It is believed the interests of 
the individual members of the department 
would be best subserved by allowing 2:reater 
freedom of choice in this matter; therefore 
be it 

Ordered, That members of the Chicago 
Fire Department be permitted t® purchase 
uniforms or materials for same at such place 
or places as they may desire, provided con- 
ditions as to mal<e, quality or brand of fabric 
and all specifications as to workmanship and 
trimmings are fully met. 

Beit ordered by the City Council of the City 
of Chicago. 

That the Commissioner of Public Works is 
hereby directed to permit the shed erected on 
the south end of the Coliseum Building, lo- 



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entod on LotH ten (10) and olevuti (11), Block 
two C-J). Asst^s.soi's SulxllvlHion of tin; rioith- 
ciiKt fiiiclioiial (unirler of S»M'lion Towii- 
Khlp JH) North, Jtiinjrc 14. cast of tlio Thini 
Principiil MiM-lclian, to tciiiporuiily roinaiii ; 
provided Mint llio CollHcuiii Company siiiill 
liHdt said slied to Its own property and pro- 
ted it. witli corrutfutcd iron and i)nt a i^ravei 
roof on top; and said slied sliail be r(!inoved 
off the lirst day of May, A. 1). IWUl, upon 
30 days' notice. 

This order shall lal<e ollect from and after 
the date of its passa<;e. 

Which were, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Allinp presented a i)etition and an 
order for repavin{? (brick) the alley between 
Prairie and Caluuiet avenues, fr«m 20tli 
street lo 29th street, which were 

Referred to the Board of Local Improve- 
ments 

Aid. Ailing presented an order directing 
the Special Committee on State Legislation 
to confer with the Election Commissioners to 
secure certain amendments to the election 
-laws. 

Aid. Coughlin moved its reference to the 
Finance Committee. 

Aid. Ailing moved to suspend the rules to 
refer the order to the Special Committee on 
State Legislation. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas. — Pike, Ailing, Dixon, Foreman, Jack- 
son, -Byrne, Novak (10th ward), Brennan 
(10th ward), Finn, Gary, Maypole, Beilfuss, 
Hallstrom, Raymer, Kunz, Johnson, Obern- 
dorf, Pettibone, Eisfeidt, Werno, Herrmann, 
Ooldzier, Petersen, Olson, Helm, Minwegen, 
Butler, Williston, Blake (26th ward), Kues. 
ter, Keeney, Wulff, Rector, Hackley, Rus- 
sell, Carey, Zeman, Eidmann, Badenoch, 
Nels©n, Mavor, Watkins, Jones, Bennett, 
Corkery, Race, Hunter— 47. 

Nays — Kenna, Coughlin, Kent, McCor- 
mick, Martin, Brenner, Fick, Garry, Novak 
(8th ward), Hurt, Duddlesten, Brennan (18th 
ward), Conlon, Morris, Powers — 15. 

Thereupon the order was i-eferred to the 
Special Committee on State Legislation. 



Al(i. Dixon atid Allintj presented the fol- 
lowing order: 

Ordrrctl, That the CommiRsifjner of Pub- 
lic WorkH be und lie is heretjy directed to 
allow p. storm door to Ijc erected In front of 
:{00(» Cottage (irove avenue, about 2}/^ feet 
froin wall, by David Crory, subject to orders 
of Mayor. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Jackson presented t he claim of owner 
of premises. No. iiH'Z'ii Michigan avenue for 
rebate of w^ter tax, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Martin presented the claim of Cath- 
erine Farrell fer personal injuries, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 
Aid. Martin presented the following order: 

Be It Ordered, That the Building Commis- 
sioner be and he is hereby authorized to issue 
a permit, giving the C. Turner Company 
permission to erect a temporary frame iron- 
clad shed for storage on its premises at 2611 
Archer avenue, the said C. Turner Company 
agree to remove said shed after January 1st, 
upon 30 days notice from the Commissioner. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Brenner presented the claim of A. 
Turner for refund of building permit, which 

was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Brenner presented the following ordi- 
nance: 

Whereas, The 22d street bridge crossing 
the South Branch of the river was built years 
ago for the purpose of carrying across ordi- 
nary team traffic ; and. 

Whereas, The bridge is now pretty well 
aged, and in the opinion of the public travel- 
ing across said bridge it is not strong enough 
to carry the large and heavy cars of the Chi- 
cago General Electric across said bridge, and 
where it is, in the opinion of the public, that 
said bridge is only strong enough to carry 
across said bridge ordinary teams ; therefore, 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 

of Chicago : 

That the Chicago General Electric Railway 



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shall at once stop running their ears across 
said bridge, and to Iceep their cars from run- 
ning across said bridge until the Chicago 
General Electric Railway has built such 
bridge on 22d street across the South Branch 
of the river as will be deemed strong enough,, 
in the opinion of the Commissioner of Public 
Works, to carry said cars across such bridge. 

"Which was referred to the Committee on 
Streets and Alleys, W, D. 

Aid. Novak (8th ward) presented the fol- 
lowing order : 

Ordered^ That the Chief of Police detail four 
police oflQcers, one for each of the elevated 
railroads, to investigate the number of cars 
running in said roads without license, and 
to collect evidence for the prosecution of said 
roads so operating cars without license. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. H urt presented the claim of D. Hlasa- 
tel for' rebate of water tax, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Novak (10th ward)j presented the 
claim of Mrs. Johannah Laughlin for pay- 
ment of special assessment voucher, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Finn presented the following orders: 

Ordered^ That the Police Department of 
the City of Chicago report concerning the 
Observance of the street car fender ordinance 
by the traction companies of the City of 
Chicago, pursuant to the Council order passed 
June 4, 1900. 

Ordered^ That the claim of F. M. Blount, 
trustee, for rebate of special assessment, 
which was placed on file October 22nd, 1900, 
be taken from the files and re-referred to the 
Finance Committee. 

Which were, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Maypole presented the claims of own- 
ers of premises No. 203 East Kinzie street 
and No. 978 West Lake street for rebate of 
water tax, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Maypole presented an ordinance to 
permit the Board of Education to establish, 
locate and maintain thirty platform scales. 



Aid. Novak (8th ward) moved its reference 
to the Committee on Schools. 

Aid. Maypole moved to suspend the rules 
to pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas— Ailing, Dixon, Foreman, Jackson, 
Kent, McCormick, Martin, Fick, Byrne, 
Novak (10th ward), Brennan (10th ward)^ 
Duddleston, Finn, Gary, Fowler, Mapyole, 
Bos, Beilfuss, Hallstrom, Raymer, Kunz, 
Johnson, Oberndorf, Brennan (18th ward), 
Conlon, Morris, Powers, Pettibone, Eisfeldt,. 
Werno, Herrmann, Olson, Helm, Minwegen, 
Butler, Williston, Kuester, Keeney, Wulflf, 
Rector, Hackley, Russell, Carey, Zeman, 
Badenoch, Nelson, Mavor, Watkius, Jones, 
Bennett, Corkery, Race, Hunter — 53. 

JSfays — Kenna, Brenner, Garry, Novak (8th 
ward), Hurt, Goldzier, Eidmann — 7. 

Aid. Maypole moved to amend the ordi- 
nance by adding thereto the following: 

Amend by adding to Section 2: "and pro- 
vided, further, that a bond in the penal sum 
of ^5,000, with two sureties, to be approved 
by the Commissioner of Public Works, be 
furnished by the person, firm or corporation 
to whom is given the order for said scales, to 
the end that the streets torn up be properly 
"repaved." 

The amendment was adopted. 

Aid. Byrne moved to further amend the 
ordinance by fixing a weighing fee therein. 

The amendment was tabled on motion of 
Aid. Maypole. 

Aid. Maypole moved the passage of the 
ordinance as amended. 

The motion prevailed, and the ordinance 
was passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Pike, Ailing, 
Dixon, Foreman, Jackson, Kent, McCor- 
mick, Martin, Brenner, Fick, Garry, Novak 
(8th ward) , Hurt, Byrne, Novak (10th ward) , 
Brennan (10th ward), Duddleston, Finn, 
Gary, Fowler, Maypole, Bos, Beilfuss, Hall- 
strom, Raymer, Kunz, Johnson, Oberndorf, 
Brennan (18th ward) , Conlon, Morris, Powers, 
Pettibone, Eisfeldt, Werno, Herrman, Gold- 
zier, Peterson, Olson, Helm, Minwegen, 
Butler, Williston, Blake (26th ward), Kues- 
ter, Keeney, Wulff, Rector, Hackley, Russell, 
Carey, Zeman, Eidmann, Badenoch, Nelson, 



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Mavor, VVntUlnK. J»inos, Heniiolt, t'orkery. 
Ibicc. Hunter (14. 

Aaijii N«)iK'. 

The folUwitiff Is the ordinance us pansud : 

Jtt' it ttrdiihirtl hi/ llir (Jity Council of llii <'ity 
of Chlrui/ii : 

Section I. Thnt pennisslon and .-luthorlty 
be and the snnii' art' liereby j,'rjinted to the 
lioard (if Education of the City of Chicago to 
establish, Iccatc and maintain thirty (30) 
platform scales in the public streets or alleys 
adjacent to the followinj^ named schools, 
to- wit : 

Lake View High School, Ashland and 
Graceland ayenucs. 

North Division High School, Wells and 
Wendell streets. 

Horace Greeley School, Grace street and 
Sheffield avenue. 

Augustus H. Burley School, Noble avenue, 
near Ashland avenue. 

Knickerbocker School, Clifton and Beldon 
avenues. 

Alcott School, Wrightwood avenue and 
Orchard street. 

Mulligan School, Sheffield avenue and Wil- 
low street. 

Austin High Schaol, Frink and Walnut 
streets. 

Bismarck School, Armitage and North 
Central Park avenues. 

Burr School. Ashland and Wabansia av- 
enues. 

Goethe School, Rockwell street, near Ful- 
lerton avenue. 

Iowa Street School. Iowa street and Cen- 
tral avenue. 

John Worthy School, Twenty-sixth street 
and California avenue. 

King School, Harrison street, near Western 
avenue. 

John Marshall School, Adams street, near 
Kedzie avenue. 



r2 fiy«« 

Mtdill Hii,'h Kchool, Fourteenth place, 
nour Throop Htrcut. 

John M. Smyth Kchool, Thirteenth utreet, 
near lilue Island avenue. 

Sunmer Kchool, West Forty-third avenue, 
near Harrison street. 

David Swing Kchool, Ktring street, be- 
tween Sixteenth and Keventeenth streets. 

Hyde Park Hlgrh School, Fifty-sixth street 
and Klmbark avenue. 

Ambrose E. Burnside School, Ninety-first 
place and Langley avenue. 

Cummings School, Calhoun avenue, near 
One Hundred and Seventh street. 

Deuglas School, Thirty-sec«nd street, near 
Forest avenue. 

Walter Q. Gresham School, Eighty-fifth 
and Green streets. 

Haven School, Wabash avenue and Fif- 
teenth street. 

Oak Ridge School, Prairie avenue and Fif- 
ty-second street. 

Raymond School, Wabash avenue and Eda 
street. 

Sherwood School, Fifty-seventh street and 
Princeton avenue. 

J. N. Thorpe School. Eighty-ninth street 
and Superior avenue. 

Frances E. Willard School. Forty-ninth 
street and St. Lawrence avenue. 

Said scales to be located and established at 
such points in the streets or alleys adjoining 
the respective schools above named as may be 
designated by the Commissioner of Public 
Works of the City of Chicago, and the work 
of locating and establishing said scales to be 
done under the supervision and to the satis- 
faction and approval of the Commissioner of 
Public Works of the City of Chicago. 

Section 2. Before the work of locating 
and establishing: the scales herein authorized 
t© be placed shall be begun, a permit shall 
first be secured from the Department of Puli- 
ic Works of the City of Chicago autheriz 



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ing; the commencement of such work and 
designating the points at which said scales 
are to be placed ; and, provided further, that 
a bond in the penal sum of |5,000, with two 
sureties to be approved by the Commissioner 
of Public Works, be furnished by the person, 
firm or corporation to wtom is given the or- 
der for said scales to the end that the streets 
torn up be properly repaved. 

Section 3. It is made an express condi- 
tion of this ordinance that said scales located 
and established under the authority hereof, 
or any one of them, shall be removed at any 
time the City Council of the City of Chicago 
shall pass an order or ordinance directing 
the removal of said scales, or any one of 
"them ; and the passage of any such order or 
ordinance by the City-Council of the City^of 
Chicago shall be deemed gufficient notice to 
the Beard of Education of the City of Chi- 
cago. 

Section 4. This ordinance shall take effect 
And be in force from and after its passage. 

Aid. Beilfuss presented the following 
-orders : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby notified to 
issue permit to W. A. Wieboldt & Co., 937 
Milwaukee avenue, to erect an electric sign, 
subject to revocation by the Mayor at any 
time. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
issue a permit to Blumenthal Bros, to string 
a banner across Milwaukee ravenue in front 
of premises 1195 Milwaukee avenue, for a 
period of 50 days. This permit to be revoked 
at any time by order of the Mayor. 

Which were, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Hallstr»m presented the following 
order : 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed ta erect a lamp post in 
front of the Norwegian Emanuel Church, 
Mapleweod avenue and Cherry place. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 



Aid. Raymer presented the following order: 

Ordered, That the claim of Elizabeth Kied- 
erowsky for track elevation damages, placed 
on file May 7, 1900, be taken from file and re- 
committed to the Finance Committee. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

D Aid. Brennan (18th ward) presented an or- 
dinance in favor of Morley Bros Saddlery 
Company for electrical conductors in certain 
territory, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Gas, Oil and 
Electric Light. 

Aid. Conl®n presented the following order : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be and he is hereby authorized to 
issue a permit to-Friedlander Bros. ,197 and 199 
West Madison street, to erect an electric sign 
in front of their place of business, same to 
be removed at the discretion of the Mayor or 
the Commissioner of Public Works at any 
time. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Powers presented the claim of the 
Garden City Sand Company for cement fur- 
nished the city, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Powers presented the claim of Con 
Ryan for services while in city's employ, and 
Mary Bates for personal injuries, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Eisfeldt presented orders for 4 lamp 
posts on "A" and "B" streets, from South- 
port avenue to Dominick street, which were 

Referred to the Board of Local Improve- 
ments. 

Aid. Eisfeldt presented the claim of John 
Blain for damage to property, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Werno presented the following 
order r 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
issue a permit to the Columbia Fair to place 
an oil-cloth sign across the sidewalk in front 
of its place of business at 243 East North 
avenue, from now until January 1st, 1901, 



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KiiUl |>oriiilt to 1)0 subjoct to rovociition ut iiiiy 
tiiiid III tlx- o|ilion of the Mayur. 

Wliicli wiis, oil motion, duly piiMsod. 

Aid. Ilorrmauii |)re.soiit('(l a rosolutloti for 
an appi ojiriiit ion of ?;;ir), ()()() for I ho (Mii|)N)y- 
iiKMit of a hoiiiil of Ihrot! cxixM t m^iruMjrK, 
etc., to exiimiiH^ iiitotlu; siil)i<'ct of subway 
coiistruclioii and liiniK^l hiweriii^r in coiincc- 
tioii with expirini^ struct laiiway franchises, 
etc., which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid, Peterson presented the followin}^ or- 
der : 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
ho is hereby directed t© erect a ))olice patrol 
box on Gault court, half way between Oak 
street and Chicago avenue. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Williston presented the claim of the 
Gernian Evangelical Church for refund of 
water tax, also the claim of Farley & Green 
for extras on the Lawrence avenue conduit, 
which were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Blake (26th ward) presented the fol- 
lowing order: 

Ordered, That all proceedings be stayed in 
the matter of the cement sidewalks on both 
sides of Grace street, between East Ravens- 
wood Park and ISorth Ashland avenue, and 
the Superintendent of the Special Assess- 
ment Department and Corporation Counsel 
are hereby directed to stay all proceedings in 
the matter of said improvement. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Blake (26th ward) presented the claim 
of Eliza Hercher for refund of interest on 
special assessment, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Blake (26th ward) presented an order 
for cement sidewalk on Melrose street, from 
Ashland avenue to Racine avenue, which was 

Referred to the Board of Local Improve- 
ments. 

Aid. Keeney presented the following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
lay water supply pipe in Hamlin avenue, 



I^U) foot Kouth of Marian na avenue, to connect 
Willi pi|)fi now in hald Hamlin avenue. 

Which wuk, on motion, duly j)asscd. 

A Id. Keeney jjrosented the following orderK: 

Macadamizing 40th avcMiue, from Armitage 
avenue to Milwaukee nvenuo, and (J'iirien 
street, from Grand arenue te Wabansia ave- 
nue. 

For a water supply pipe in the north side 
of Grand avenue, frein North 60th avenue 
to Grand avenue and FuUerton avenue; 
thence to the intersection of FuUerton ave- 
nue with Grand avenue; thence in Grand 
avenue to North 72d avenue. 

For a 6-foot cement sidewalk on the north 
side of FuUerton avenue, from North 6yth 
avenue, running thence west to a point where 
FuUerton avenue intersects Grand avenue, 
and thence in a westerly course on the north 
side of Grand avenue to the city linaits, which 
were 

Referred to the Board of Local Improve- 
ments. 

Aid. Wulfl presented an order for opening 
49th avenue, from Dickens avenue to Armi- 
tage avenue, and for a plank sidewalk on both 
sides of Winneraac avenue, from 53d street 
to 54th street, which were 

Referred to the Board of Local Improve- 
ments. 

Aid. WuUf presented the following orders: 

Ordered, That the Belt Railway of Chicago 
be and is hereby directed to have flagmaa 
placed at crossing on West North avenue. 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to erect a gas lamp and 
maintain same at U. B. Church, corner of 
Kedzie and Dickens avenues. 

Which were, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Hackley presented the following or- 
der : 

Ordered, That the repeal order passed by 
this Council November 13, 1899, repealing an. 
order locating sidewalks on both sides o' 
45th avenue, from Washington Boulevard to- 
West Randolph street, at curb line, be and 
the same is hereby set aside and made of n© 
effect. The sidewalks having been located 
and laid of cement on order of this Council 
it would be an imposition to now chang 
them. 



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[1900 



Ordered, further, That the Commissioner 
of Public Works be and be is kereby in- 
structed to notify and compel property 
owners along 45th avenue to make their walks 
safe, in compliance with an order passed May 
16th, 1898, locating sidewalks on curb line. 

. Which was, ©n motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Carey presented the orders for six- ■ 
foot plank sidewalks on both sides of the 
following streets: 

Maplewood avenue, from 39th street to 43d 
street. 

Rockwell street, from 39th street to 47th 
street. 

Thirty-ninth street, from Western avenue 
to Kedzie avenue. 

Farty-fifth street, from Western avenue to 
Rockwell street, which v/ere 

Referred to the Board of Local Improve- 
ments. 

Aid. Carey presented the claims of Sex- 
ton's brick yard and Mrs. Warne for rebate 
of water taxes, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Carey presented the following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works issue a permit to the Schwarzchild 
and Sulzberger Company to string feeder 
wires from their premises, No. 4026 South 
Ashland avenue, across Ashland avenue to 
the premises of Armour & Co., the same to 
be removed at the discretion of the Mayor or 
Commissioner of Public Works. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Russell presented the claim of J as. 
Blaney, 538 42d street, for rebate of water 
tax, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Zeman presented the claim of August 
Sunderheimer for rebate ©f water tax, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Eidmann presented the following 
order: 

Ordered^ That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lie Works be and he is hereby directed to 
issue permit for muslin sign to Henry Bau- 



mann in front of premises 6830 and 6840 
South Halsted street, good for 80 days, to be 
revoked at any time by His Honor, the 
Mayor, or the Commissioner of Public 
Works. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Nelson presented the following or- 
der : 

Ordered, That the City Engineer is hereby 
authorized and directed to let immediately, 
and without advertising, to the lowest re- 
sponsible bidder, the contract for the repair 
of the breakwater at the foot of Fifty-third 
street, the same to be paid out of the appro- 
priation for the breakwater at East End Park 

Which was, on motion, duly passed by yeas 
and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Pike, Ailing, 
Dixoa, Foreman, Jackson, Kent, McCor- 
mick, Martin, Brenner, Fick, Garry, Novak 
(8th ward). Hurt, Byrne, Novak (10th ward), 
Brennan (10th ward), Duddleston, Finn, 
Gary, Fowler, Maypole, Bos, Beilfuss, Hall- 
strom, Raymer, Kunz, Johnson, Oberndorf, 
Brennan (18th ward), Conlon, Morris, Powers, 
Pettibone, Eisfeldt, Werno, Herrmann, Gold- 
zier, Peterson, Olson, Helm, Mingewan, 
Butler, Williston, Blake (26th ward) , Kues- 
ter, Keeney, Walff, Rector, Hackley, Russell, 
Carey, Zeman, Eidmann, Badenoch, Nelson, 
Mavor, Watkins, Jones, Bennett, Corkery, 
Race, Hunter — 64. 

iVa?/s— None. 

Aid. Mavor presented the following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be and he is hereby ordered to issue a 
permit to St. Francis Xavier's Academy, to 
connect a four-inch pipe with the water 
main, corner of 49th street and Evans avenue, 
without a meter or any charges, as this is an 
educational institution. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Jones presented an order for the re- 
peal ®f ordinances for sewers in the following 
streets : 

Luella avenue, from 73d street to 74th 
street. 

Palmer avenue, from 73d street to 75th 
street . 



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Ktony Islurid iivonuo (east Kido), from 7!id 
struct to TGth Htreot, whlcli wore 

KcifcMTCMl to tlio Hoard of liociil Iiiiprovo- 
iiionts. 

Aid. JonoH prcsuiitud the cluiMi of l^'eiiton 
Fliisloy for rebate ©f special assessment, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Watkins presented the following or- 
ders : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
notify the Pennsylrania Railroad Company 
to put in culvert under their tracks at H2th 
street, east of the Calumet River. (This 
railroad was formerly called the Calumet 
River Railroad.) 

Ordered, That the Corporation Counsel be 
and he is hereby directed to report to this 
Council by what right or authority the Illi- 
nois Steel Company occupy the alley in Block 
thirty (30) of the C. & C, C. & D. Co.'s 
Subdivision of South Chicago. 

Which were, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Bennett presented the elaim of Bar- 
ney Benson for work on tearing down part of 
the Columbia Theatre, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Corkery presented the fellowing or- 
ders : 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to place two gas lamps 
in front of St. Joseph's Episcopal Church, 
Eggleston avenue and 131st street. 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to place two gas lamps 
in front of the First Reformed Church, in 
Michigan avenue and 107th street. 

.Which were, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Corkery presented an order for a six- 
•foot plank sidewalk on the south side of 
115th street, from Howard street to Indiana 
avenue, which was 

Referred to the Board of Local Improve- 
; ments. 



.REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES. 

FINANCE. 

The Committee on Finance, to whom was 



referred the report and ordinance of the 
Kpcolal (;ommitt<;e on (Jarhage Cremation, 
hubiiiil ted a report recommending the passage 
of the ordinance submitted therewith. 

Aid. Miivor (rioveti that the rei»<>rt bo 
deferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report: 

Chicago, November 19, VM). 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of 
Chicago in Council Asnembled : 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was 
referred report of the Special Committee on 
Garbage Cremation, having had the same 
under advisement, beg leav« to report and 
recommend the adoption of the report and 
the passage of the ordinance as submitted. 

Wm. Mayor, 

Chairman. 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 
of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the Special Committee 
on Garbage Cremation be and is hereby au- 
thorized to install at the municipal lighting 
plant, Chicago avenue and Sedgwick street, 
a cell for the cremation of garbage, the excess 
heat units of which shall be applied to the 
boiler at that station for the purpose of gen- 
erating steam to be used in the operation of 
municipal electric lights. 

Section 2. That the preposition of the 
Wright Crematory Company for the con- 
struction of the cell and its adaption to the 
boilers, at a cost of $1,630.00, is hereby ac- 
cepted, and payment for the same is author- 
ized to be made from a special fund for the 
improvement ©f the electric lighting system, 
such fund being known as Fund "A," 
sufficient money for which is now in said 
fund. 

Section 3. The Special Committee is 
hereby authorized to enter into such contract 
in the amount named. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
the claim of H. L. Brock for decrease o 



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water tax, submitted a report recommending 
the passao^e of an accompanying order. 

Aid. Mavor moved that the report be 
deferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report: 

Chicago, November 19, 1900. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City oj 
Chicago in Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was 
referred claim of H. L. Brock, for decrease 
of water tax, having had the same under ad- 
Tisement, beg leave to report and recommend 
the passage of the following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be and he is hereby authorized and 
directed to decrease the water tax assessed 
against 3472 North 55th court, to the amount 
©f fifty (50^) per cent of frontage charges. 

Wm. Mavor, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
the claim of T. Z. Zealand for decrease ®f 
water tax, submitted a report recommending 
the passage of an accompanying order. 

Aid. Mavor moved that the report be 
deferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report: 

Chicago, November 19, 1900. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of 
Chicago in Council Assembled : 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom 
was referred the claim of T, Z. Zealand for 
decrease of water tax, having had the same 
under advisement beg leave to report and 
recommend the passage of the following 
order. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
"Works be and he is hereby authorized and 
directed to decrease the water tax against the 
property known as 205 45th street, in the 
amount of $8.00, as per his recommendation 
of November 15, 1900, hereto attached. 

Wm, Mavor, 
Chairman. 



ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was re- 
ferred the claim of the liquidators of the 
Lake View Building and Loan Association 
for decrease of water tax at 6140 South Ada 
street, submitted a report recommending the 
passage of an accompanying order: 

Aid. Mavor moved that the report be de- 
ferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report: 

Chicago, November 19, 1900. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of 
Chicago in Council Assembled : 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was 
referred claim of liquidators of the Lake 
View Building and Lean Association, for 
decrease of water tax against 6140 South Ada 
street, having had the same under advise- 
ment, beg leave to report and recommend the 
passage of the following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby authorized 
and directed to decrease all water taxes as- 
sessed against premises known as 6140 South 
Ada street, which are unpaid and assessed 
prior to May 1, 1900, except frontage charges. 

Wm. Mavor, 
Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
sundry claims for rebate of water taxes, sub- 
mitted a report recommending the passage of 
an accempanying order. 

Aid. Mavor moved that the report be 
deferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report : 

Chicago, November 19, 1900. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of 
Chicago in Council Assembled: 

Your Committee an Finance, to whom was 
referred claims of George R. Day, Perry Rus- 
sell and William D. Kerfoot & Co. for rebate 
of water tax, having had the same under ad- 
visement, beg leave to report and recommend 
the passao^e of the following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 



Norembor 

lie Works l)u and he Ik horotey UMtlioi l/,(!(l and 
directed to Issue voueliers to tlio followini; 
pui'sons, in the suniK set opposite their natnes, 
the Kdino tu bu in full KCttletnent of claims for 
rebate of wiiter tux, and the ( 'oinptioller Is 
ordered to piiy the sauic! : 

CJoortru Jl. Day, -i'. 'M) St. Lawrctie(3 
aTcnuo # 11 i">" 

William D. Kerfoot & Co., MOD Fifth 

avenue '-i^'i T;") 

Perry Russell. 12 Jlij^Kiiis avenue liO 00 

l*er the several recommendations of tlie 
Corannssioner of Public Works, and aflidavit 
of Perry Russell, hereto attached. 

WiM. Mavok, 
(Ihairrnau. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, t© whom was referred 
the claim of Mrs. Alice Crotty for personal 
injuries, submitted a report recommending 
the passage of an accompanying order. 

Aid. Mavor moved that the report be de- 
ferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report: 

Chicago, November 19, 1900. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City oj 
Chicago in Council Assembled : 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was 
referred claim of Alice Crotty for personal 
injuries, having had the same under advise- 
ment, beg leave to report and recommend the 
passage of the following order: 

Ordered^ That the City Attorney be and he 
is hereby authorized and directed to allow 
judgment to be taken against the city in favor 
of Mrs. Alice Crotty in the sum ©f $200.00; 
the same to be in full settlement of all claims 
of whatever kind and nature arising from an 
accident which occurred October 14, 1898, by 
reason of the defective walk on South Halsted 
street, between 30th and 31st streets ; pro- 
vided also that the husband of said Alice 
Crotty join in said settlement and release of 
the city from all liability. 

Wm. Mayor, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 



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the claim ot B. J. Kttcdsohn for rebate on 
broker's llcenHc, Hul)iiiitted a report reeorn- 
men<ling the passaj^e of an acconjpany ing 
order. 

Aid, Mavor juoved that the report l<e de- 
fcrrttd and piihlislied. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report: 

Chicago, November 19, 19(K). 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of 
Chicago in Council Assembled* 

Your Cotnmittee on P'inance, to whorn was 
referred claim of B. J. Ettlesohn, for the re- 
bate of license, having had the same under 
advisement, beg leave to report and recom- 
mend the passage of the foiicming order- 

Ordered, That the Coiriptroller be and he is- 
hereby authorized and directed to pay to B. 
J. Ettlesohn $8.33, as a rebate of over charge 
on real estate broker's license No. 472, issued 
on September 1, 1900, and running to May 1^ 
1901, and for which full charge of 125.00 for 
the year was made, and charge same to the 
Contingent Fund of the Finance Committee,. 
Appropriation Ordinance 1900, page 2812. 

Wm. Mavor, 

Cha:rma7i. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was re- 
ferred the claim of Patrick Coyle for wages 
during disability, submitted a report recom- 
mending the passage of an accompanying- 
order. 

Aid. Mavor moved that the report fee de 
ferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report: 

Chicago, November 19, 1900. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of 
Chicago in Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was 
referred the claim of Patrick Coyle for wages 
during disability, having had the same under 
advisement beg leave to report and recom- 
mend the passage of the following order. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be and he is hereby authorized and 
directed to allow Patrick Coyle wages in the 
sum of $45,00; the same to be la full settle- 



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ment of all claims of whatever kind or nature 
arising" from injuries received by said Coyle 
on March 14, 1900, while in the performance 
of his duties at the Fourteenth Street Pump- 
ing fetation, as per the recommendati©n of 
the City Engineer hereto attached. 

Wm. Mayor, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
the claim of Ira B. Cook for abatement of 
<iosts on special assessment work, submitted 
a report recommending the passage of the 
following order. 

Aid. Mavor moved that the report be 
deferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report : 

Chicago, November 19, 1900. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of 
Chicago in Council Assembled : 

Your Committee on Finance, te whom was 
referred claim of Ira B. Cook for abatement 
of costs on special assessment work, having 
had the same under advisement, beg leave to 
report and recommend the passage of the 
iollowing order : 

Ordered, That the Board of Local Improve- 
ments be and it is hereby authorized and 
directed to abate the costs in the following 
•special assessment for cement walk on West 
Van Buren street^ Warrant No. 23916, 
Docket 22898. 

Property description : 

Roekwell's Add., 18, 39, 14, Block 12 (Lots 
1 to 12), Sub-lots 1 and 2 and east 15 feet of 
liOt 3, $8.81 ; and west 10 feet Lot 2, $1.45. 

R. J. Hamilt®n's Sub., 18, 39, 14, Block 3, 
south 20 feet Lot 12, $17.19. 

E. Smith's Sub., 18, 39, 14, Lot 6, $3.36. 

The walk having been built by property 
•owner and assessment abated. 

Wm. Mavok, 
Chairman. 

ALS®, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
Ihe claim of R. S. Parker for refund on ac- 



count ®f sidewalk illegally destroyed, sub- 
mitted a report recommending the passage of 
the following order. 

Aid. Mavor moved that the report be de- 
ferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report: 

Chicago, November 19, 1900. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of 
Chicago in Council Assembled : 

§ i Your Committee on Finance, to whom was 
referred claim of R. S. Parker for refund on 
account of sidewalk illegally destroyed, hav- 
ing had the same under advisement, beg leave 
to report and recommend the passage of the 
following order : 

Ordered, That the Comptroller be and he is 
hereby authorized and directed to pay to R. 
S. Parker $24,69, the same to be in full settle- 
ment for claim for sidewalk torn up after the 
same had been repaired and certificate of 
condition issued by Department of Public 
Works, and charge same to the Contingent 
Fund of the Finance Committee, Appropria- 
tion Ordinance 1900, page 2812. 

Wm. Mayor, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
the claim of Dr. William Brown for personal 
injuries, submitted a report recomrnending 
the passage of an accompanying order. 

Aid. Mavor moved that the report be 
deferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. ' 

The following is the report : 

Chicago, November 19, 1900. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of 
Chicago in Council Assembled : 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was 
referred claim of Dr. William Brown for 
personal injuries, having had the same under 
advisement, beg leave to report and recom- 
mend the passage of the following order: 

Ordered, That the City Attorney be and he 
is hereby authorized to allow judgment to 
be taken against the city in favor of Dr. 
William Brown, in the sum of $300.00; the 
same to be in full settlement of all claims of 



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wliiit(!vcr kind and iialuru iirlsin^ fi-oin an 
iiccitti'iit. whicli oc'furroil uii Ffliru.'ii-y '2H, 
ISIOd, on West, l"'ult»ii Ktreet, iiciir t lie coiner 
of Sac 111 1 1 ion to iivunue, l»y rciison ol a (h^fcct- 
ive \vh11(. 

Wm. M.\\<»k, 

( '/iiti i nntn. 

ALBO, 

'J'lic same C'oMimitl( (\ to w lioin was rcforrod 
cluiiii <i)f Mrs. K. Eieert, for rehato on meter 
repairln^r; claim of N. F. White, for injuries 
to liorse; claim of estate of Kasper G. 
Schmidt, damages on account of track eleva- 
tion ; claitii of A. F. Kordwell, for rebate of 
water tax; claim of premises Nos. 21()0-21()(') 
Clark street, decrease of water tax; claim of 
Michael Ryan, special assessment rebates; 
claim of J. L. McKeever, special assessment 
rebates; order for appropriation of §25.000 
for investigating stock j^ards water mains; 
submitted a report recommending that the 
same be placed on file. 

Aid. Mavor moved to concur in the report. 
The motion prevailed. 

STREETS AND ALLEYS, SOUTH DIVISION. 

The Committee on Streets and Alleys, 
S. D., to whom was referred an ordinance 
permitting Schwarzschild & Sulzberger 
Company to maintain viaduct or chute at 
Ashland avenue, submitted a report recdra- 
mending that the same be passed. 

Aid. Ailing moved that the report be de- 
ferred and published 

The motion prevailed. 

The following! is the report: 

Chicago, November 19th, 1900. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City oj 
Chicago in Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Streets and Alleys, 
S. D.. to whom was referred ordinance per- 
mitting Schwarzschild & Sulzberger Com- 
pany to maintain a viaduct or chute at Ash- 
land avenue, having had the same under ad- 
visement, beg leave to report and recommend 
the passage of the ordinance as amended, 

Charles Alling, 

Chairma7i. 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 
of Chicago: 

Section 1. That permission and authority 



are hereby ufiven and tjianted unto the 
Hchwarzsclilld and Sulzberger Company to 
construct and thereafter maintain across 
Ashland avenue, In said City of Chicago, at 
a point about four hundred and fifty (450) 
f(!et south of IIh! Soiit ii liriuich of the Chi- 
cago Uivor, a viaduct or chute for the pas- 
sage of lire stock between the Un I an Stock 
Yards and the packing house of said 
Sehwarzschild and Sulzl)erger Company in 
process of construction »n the west side of 
Ashland avenue, in said City of Chicago. 

Section 2. Said viaduct shall be con- 
structed in such manner.as to give a clear- 
ance of thirteen (13) feet above the estab- 
lished grade of said Ashland avenue, and 
the pillars supporting the same within the 
limits of said Ashland avenue shall be no 
more than four (4) in number, and shall be 
place 1 in the space between the sidewalk and 
the curb line on either side of said Ashland 
avenue. Said Schwarzschild and Sulzberger 
Company shall keep and maintain the said 
viaduct in good condition and repair, satis- 
factory to the Commissioner of Public 
Works of said City of Chicago. 

I Section 3. The said viaduct shall be con- 
structed under the supervision and direction 
of the Commissioner of Public Works of said 
City of Chicago, and the said Schwarzschild 
and Sulzberger Company shall enter into a 
bond in the penal sum of five thousand dol- 
lars (f5,000), with sureties to be approved by 
the Mayor of said City of Chicago, condi- 
tioned to indemnify and save harmless said 
City of Chicago from all loss, damage and 
expense which may in any manner arise or 
grow out of the construction and mainte- 
nance of said viaduct. 

Section 4. This ordinance shall be in 
force from and after its passage; Pro- 
vided said Schwarzschild and Sulzerl)erger 
Company shall file its writted acceptance 
hereof, and said bond with the City Clerk of 
said City of Chicago, within thirty days from 
and after the passage and approval of this 



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ordinance. The rights and privileges herein 
granted may be revoked at any time by order 
of the City Council of the City of Chicago. 

STREETS AND ALLEYS, WEST DIVISION. 

The Committee on IStreets and Alleys, W. 
D., to whom was referred an ordinance vacat- 
ing alley in Block 22, Quentin's Sub., sub- 
mitted a report recommending that the same 
be passed as amended. 

Aid. Beilfuss moved that the report be de- 
ferred and published. 

The m®tion prevailed. 

The following is the repert: 

Chicago, November 19, 1900. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of 
Chicago in Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Streets and Alleys, 
W. D., to whom was referred an ordinance 
vacating an alley in Block 22, Quentin's Sub., 
having had the same under advisement, beg 
leave t@ report and recommend its passage as 
amended. 

A. W. Beilfuss, 
Chairman. 

AN ORDINANCE 

Be it ordained by the Common Council of th^ 
City of Chicago'. 

Section 1. That the 16-foot alley lying 
northeasterly and adjoining Lots 2, 3, 4 and 
5, and southwesterly and adjoining Lot 6 in 
Block 5, Quentin's sub-divisi@n of Block 22 
(except one acre in southwest corner there- 
of) together with Lots 1 and 2, Block 16, 
SheflBeld's addition to Chicago, be and the 
same is hereby vacated. Compensation for 
said vacation is hereby fixed at $200. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in 
force and effect from and after its passage. 

streets and alleys, north division. 

The Committee on Streets and Alleys, N. 
D., to whotaa was referred an ordinance to 
turn over control of Burton place, between 
Clark street and the Lake Shore Drive, to the 
Lincoln Park Commissioners, submitted a 



report recommending that the same be 
passed. 

Aid. Helm moved that the report be 
deferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report: 

Chicago, November 16th, 1900. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of 
Chicago in Council Assembled : 

Your Committee on Streets and Alleys, 
N. D.,to whom was referrd ordinance t@ turn 
over Burton place to Lincoln Park Commis- 
sioners, having had the same under advise- 
ment, beg leave to report and recommend 
that the ordinance be passed. 

S. H. Helm, 

Chairman. 

AN ORDINANCE 

To enable the Board of Commissioners of 
Lincoln Park to take, regulate, control and* 
improve so much of Burton place as lies 
between the east line of Clark street and 

□ the west line of the boulevard known as 
the Lake Shore drive. 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 

Qof Chicago: 

Section 1. That, whereas, the General 
Assembly of the State of Illin©is has passed 
an act entitled "An Act to enable Park Com- 
missioners or Park Authorities to take, reg- 
ulate, control and improve public streets 
and to pay for the improvement thereof," 
approved June 21, 1S95, in force July 1, 1895; 
and, 

Whereas, The Board of Commissioners of 
Lincoln Park are about selecting and taking, 
for the uses and purposes in said act men- 
tioned, that part of Burton place which lies 
between the east line of Clark street and the 
west line of The boulevard known as the 
Lake Shore drive, in the Town of North Chi- 
cago, in the City of Chicago ; 

J^ow, Therefore, the consent of the corpor- 
ate authorities having control of said Burton 
place be and the same is hereby given and 
granted to the said Board of Commissioners 



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of Lincoln rui k, to take, regulate, control 
and Iriiprovu that purt of Iturlon plucu which 
IluK tiutween tho vmt lino of Chirk Ktrcut and 
the west line of thu bouloviird known us the 
Lake Shor* drive, in tho Town of Norflj Chi- 
Ciii^o, 111 tho City of Chicago, in iiiaiiiicr uiid 
f( trill ;is provided in said act of the Conerai 
Assembly. 

Section 2. It is expressly provided, how- 
ever, that while the consent and authority of 
the City of Chicago are hereby plven to the 
said Banrd of Commissioners of Lincoln 
Fark to take, regulate, control and improve 
that part of Burton place which lies between 
the east line of Clark street and the west line 
of the boulevard known as the Lake Shore 
drive for boulevard purposes, the said Board 
of Commissioners of Lincoln Park shall per- 
mit the use ©f that part of said Burton place 
"hereinabove described for traffic teaming on 
the roadway of said Burton place, any rule, 
regulation or ordinance of the said Board of 
Commissi©ners of Lincoln Park notwith- 
standing; and provided, further, that this 
ordinance and the consent and authority 
hereby given are upon the express condition 
precedent that the said Board of Commis- 
sioners of Lincoln Park, or their successor 
or successors, shall never grant permission 
and authority to construct any track or 
tracks, of any kind, in, al(>ng, or upon any 
part of said Burton place the control of 
vs^hich is hereby given and granted to the said 
Board of Commissioners of Lincoln Park. 

Section 3. It is also expressly provided 
that nothing in this ordinance contained shall 
be construed as a waiver or relinquishment 
on the part of the City of Chicago of any of 
its rights or powers in relation to the laying 
of water mains or water supply pipes, the 
building or repairing ©f sewers, and the 
building of openings for and to the same, in 
said Burton place. All powers which the 
City of Chicago now has in relation to water 
and gas pipes and to sewers and other con- 
nections, and the regulation of the same, and 



tho openings for and to tho same, In streets 
and alleys in said city are hercl)y expressly 
reserved to the city as to that purt of Burton 
place tho control of which Is hereby given 
and granted to the said Hcjard of Commis- 
sioners of Lincoln Park, in as ample a man- 
ner as if the aforesaid consent and surrender 
and control of said Burton place were not 
given; and provided further that notbinfr 
in this ordinance contained shall be con- 
strued as a waiver on the part of the City 
of Chicago of any of its rights in and to any 
street crossing or intersection which may 
now be or hereafter be established across 
said Burton place so ceded to said Board of 
Commissioners of Lincoln Park, and the said 
Board of Commissioners of Lincoln Park 
shall provide and maintain crossings to con- 
nect the trafficways and all other streets 
crossing the said Burton place so ceded as 
aforesaid. And it is further expressly pro- 
vided that nothing in this ordinance con- 
tained shall be construed as an authority or 
consent to permit or authorize the construc- 
tion, use or occupancy by any street railroad 
of any kind whatsoever, upon that part of 
Burton place hereinabove described and 
ceded as aforesaid to said Board of Commis- 
sioners of Lineeln Park. 

Section 4. Unless said Board of Commis- 
sioners of Lincoln Park shall within three 
(Bj months from the passage and approval of 
this ordinance select, take and add said part 
of Burton place hereinabove described, in 
manner and form as by law provided and 
upon the terms and conditions aforesaid, 
then this ordinance shall be of no force and 
effect and the consent and authority hereby 
given shall be deemed to be withdrawn and 
become null and void. 

Section 5. This ordinance shall be in 
force and effect from and after its passage. 

also. 

The same Committee, to whom was re- 
ferred !a communication from the Board of 



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Local Improvements for the repeal of an or- 
clinanee for improving: Illinois street, from 
Rush street to St. Clair street, submitted a 
report recommending that the same be placed 
on file. 

Aid. Helm moved to concur in the report. 
The motion prevailed 

POLICE. 

The Committee on Police, to whom was re- 
ferred an order directing the Chief of Po- 
lice not to grant police details at railroad 
crossings, theatres, etc.. submitted a report 
recommending that the same be passed as 
amended. 

Aid. Pike moved that the report be de- 
ferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report: 

Chicago. November 16, 1900. 

To the 3Tayor and Aldermen of the City of 
Chicago in Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Police, to whom was 
referred order, Chief of Police not to grant 
police details at railroad crossings, theatres, 
etc., having had the same under advisement 
beg leave to report and recommend the pas- 
sage of the order as amended. 

Ordered. That the Chief of Police be and 
he is hereby directed not to detail any police 
officer or officers for duty at any freight de- 
pot, freight yard, railroad tracks or cross- 
ings, street car stations or crossings, elevated 
railroad stations, theatres or other places of 
amusement, or hotels, except at the request 
of the owners, proprietors or lessees of such 
railroads, street car companies, elevated rail- 
road companies, theatres, places of amuse- 
ment and hotels, and then only at a rate per 
day not exceeding the salary paid such police 
otficers detailed. This order shall be in effect 
from and after 15 days from the passage 
hereof. 

Eugene R. Pike, 

Chairman . 



REPORTS OF SPECIAL COMMITTEES. 

SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON KEDISTRICTING THE 
CITY. 

The Special Committee on Redistricting the 



' City, having under advisement a plan for the 
redistricting of the city into thirty-five wards, 
submitted a report recommending the adop- 
tion of an ordinance fixing certain boundary 
lines for each ward. 

Aid. "VVeruo moved that the report be made 
, a special order for the regular meeting to be 
j held in two weeks from this meeting at 8 

' o'clock P. M. 

I 

Aid. Carey moved to recommit the same 
from whence it came. 

The motion prevailed. 



UNFINISHED BUSINESS. 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Mavor, pre- 
sented the report of the Committee on- 
Finance on the claim of the National Emer- 
gency Hospital, deferred and published Oc- 
tober 22, 1900, page 1206. 

j Aid. Mayor moved to concur in the re- 
i port and pass the order. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed- 

Ordered^ That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be and he is hereby authorized and 
directed to decrease all v/ater tax assessed 
against property known as 507 Wieland 
I street. The income from which property is 
! used toward the support of the National 
j Emergency Hospital at 531-33 Wells street. 

j The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Mavor, 
presented the report of the Committee on 
Finance on sundry elaims for decrease of 
water taxes, deferred and published Novem- 
ber 12, 1900, page 1244. 

Aid. Mavor moved to concur in the re- 
port and pass the order. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be and he is hereby authorized and 
directed to decrease the water taxes of the 

I following persons in the amounts set oppo- 

I site their names.: 

j L. B. Taylor, 21st street and Wabash 

I avenue -§99 26 

j L. C. Kuhnert, 1603 Harrison street... 97 25 
1 Daniel Maginn. 3622 South Hamilton 

avenue 3 50 

' George T. Cline, 413 to 427 60th street. . 37 50 



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'I'lif Clerk, motion of Aid. Miivor, pre- 
seiiU'il Mio rcporl of tho Coiiiiiill tct3 on 
Finance on the claim of O. W. Lolhy & Son 
for (leereuBe of wiiltM- tax, dofcrred iin<l piilt- 
lislii'd Nov»'ml)cr l;i. I'.KM). pnirt^ \'H:>. 

Aid. Ma\i»r moved tocoiiciir in tlie nrport 
.itid puss the Older. 

The motion prevniled. 

Tho followin^r is the order as passed: 

Ordirnl^ That the Commissioner of I'ublic 
lie Works 1)6 and he is hereby authorized 
and directed to decrease water tax to G. W. 
Ijcihy & Son, assessed ay'ainst property 
known as 1254 and 1258 Wabash avenue, 
twenty- eifrht and seven ty-eij^ht one-hun- 
dredths dollars ($2S.7S),on account of esti- 
mated consumption of water based on meter 
reading's durin}^ period in which there was a 
leak in pipes: per statement of water 
assessor, attached hereto. 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Mavor. 
presented the report of the Committee ou 
Finance on sundry claims for rebate of water 
taxes, deferred and published November 12, 
1900. page 1245. 

Aid. Mavor mored to concur in the report 
and pass the order. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be and he is hereby authorized and di- 
rected to issue vouchers to the following 
persons in the amounts set opposite their 
names, the same to be in full settlement for 
all claims for rebate of water taxes; and the 
Comptroller is ordered to pay the same: 

C. Houlihan. 435 29th street S 4 50 

Charles Rendtorflf, 500 to 502 Clybourn 

avenue S 32 

Charles Rendtorflf. 504 to 506 Clybourn 

avenue 1(3 70 

This action is taken in accordance with the 
recommeudations of the Commissioner of 
Public Works, attached hereto. 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Mavor, pre- 
sented the report of the Committee on Fi- 
nance on the claim of" the T. Wilce Company 



for rebate o! water tax, d(;rerred nnd pul)- 
ll.slied Noveiiii>er 12, lUOO, page 1245. 

Aid. Mavor moved to coiieur in the report 
and pass ( hi; order. 

The mot ion prevailed. 

The followint: is the order as pusseil: 

(JrdrrKl, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works bo and he is hereby authorized and 
directed to issue v(»ucher f<»r ijysi.flO to T. 
Wilce Company, being the amount of excess 
charged that company from May I, 1>>'.'8, to 
September 9, 1900. on account of billing 
meters Nos. 2747 and 75:{2S separately, both 
of which meters supply water to one inde- 
pendent premi'ses and establishment, as per 
report of the Superintendent of Water, at- 
tached hereto: and the Comptroller is or- 
dered to pay the same. 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Mavor, pre- 
sented the report of the Committee on 

Finance on sundry claims for rebate of water 
taxes, deferred and published November 12, 
1900, page 1246. 

Aid. Mavor moved to concur in the report 
and pass the order. 

The motion prevailed. 

I The following is the order as passed : 

Ordered. That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby authorized and 
directed to issue vouchers to the following 
persons in the amounts set opposite their 
names, the same to be in full payment of 
their claims for rebates of water taxes: 

Alfred G. Goidsmith,6414 Star avenue.iil6 42 
E. Hostetter, 50-58 North Clark street. 21 45 
Marquette Club, 365 Dearborn avenue.. 38 40 

And thfi Comptroller is ordered to pay the 
the same. 

i 

I The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Mavor, 
I presented the report of the Committee on 
Finance on the claim of Hans J. Madsea 
i for refund of building permit, deferred an 

I published November 12. 1900, page 1246. 

! 

I Aid. Mavor moved to concur in the report 

i and pass the order. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed : 

Ordered. That the Comptroller be and h 



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is hereby authorized and directed to refund 
to Hans J. Madsen the sum of $11.20, being 
the amount paid by said Madsen for building 
permit No. 397, on July 11, 1899, no work 
having been done under said permit, as 
shown by the report of the Commissioner of 
Buildings attached hereto, and charge same 
to the Contingent Fund of the Finance Com- 
mittee, Appropriation Ordinance 1900, page 
2812. 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Mavor. pre- 
sented the report of the Committee on 
Finance on the claim of Edwards & Ward 
for payment of vouchers, deferred and pub- 
lished November 12, 1900, page 1247. 

Aid. Mavor moved to concur in the report 
and pass the order. 

' The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Comptroller be and he 
Is hereby authorized to pay voucher for 
;$221.90 in favor of Edwards & Ward, which 
voucher is now in his office, and charge same 
against moneys due under the contract with 
John Mohr & Sons, for work on addition to 
the Chicago Avenue Pumping Station, as per 
the recommendations of the City Engineer 
and Commissioner of Public Works, attached 
hereto. 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Mavor, 
presented the report of the Committee on 
Finance on the claim of J. V. Farwell Com- 
pany for damage by bursting of water main, 
deferred and" published November 12, 1900, 
page 1247. 

Aid. Mavor moved to- concur in the report 
and pass the order. 

The motion prevailed, and the order was 
passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Teas — Kenna, Coughiin, Pike, Ailing, 
Dixon, Foreman, Jackson, Kent, McCor- 
miek, Martin, Brenner, Fick, Garry, Novak 
(8th ward), Hurt, Byrne, Novak (10th ward), 
Brennan (10th ward), Duddleston, Finn, 
Gary, Fowler. Maypole, Bos, Beilfuss, Hall- 
strom, Raymer, Kunz, Johnson, Oberndorf, 
Brennan (18th ward, Conlon, Morris, Powers, 
Pettibone, Eisfeldt, Werno, Herrmann, Gold- 
-zier, Peterson, Olson, Helm, Minwegen, 
Butler, Williston, Blake (26th ward), Kues- 



ter, Keeney, WulfE, Rector, Hackley, Russell' 
Carey, Zeman, Eidmann, Badenoch, Nelson, 
Mavor, Watkins, Jones, Bennett, Corkery, 
Race, Hunter — 64. 

iVa?/s— None. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Comptroller be and 
he is hereby authorized and directed to pay 
to John V. Farwell Company the sum of 
12,187.99, the same to be in full settlement of 
all claims for damages caused by the burst- 
ing of water pipes in Market street on June 
7, 1900, and charge the same to the Water 
Fund ; per recommendation of the Corpora- 
tion Counsel, attached hereto, and the repert 
of the appraisers appointed by the Commis- 
sioner ®f Public Works. 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Mavor, 
presented the report of the Committee on 
Finance ©n the claim of Jas. Bairstow & 
Bro. for extra compensation for improving 
Sheridan road, deferred and published No- 
vember 12, 1900, page 1247. 

Aid. Mavor moved to concur in the re- 
port and pass the order. 

The motion prevailed, and the order was 
passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughiin, Pike, Ailing, 
Dixon, Foreman, Jackson, Kent, McCor- 
mick, Martin, Brenner, Fick, Garry, Novak 
(8th ward), Hurt, Byrne, Novak (10th ward), 
Brennan (lOthward), Duddleston, Finn, 
Gary, Fowler, Maypole, Bos, Beilfuss, Hall- 
strom, Raymer, Kunz, Johnson, Oberndorf, 
Brennan (18th ward) ,Conion, Morris, Powers, 
Pettibone, Eisfeldt, Werno, Herrmann, Gold- 
zier, Peterson, Olson, Helm, Minwegen, 
Butler, Williston, Blake (26th ward), Kues- 
ter, Keeney, Rector, Wulff, Hackley, Russell, 
Carey, Zeman, Eidmann, Badenoch, Nelson, 
Mavor, Watkins, Jones, Bennett, Corkery, 
Race, Hunter — 64. 

Nays — None. 

The following is the ©rder as passed: 

Whereas, On October 21, 1896, the city 
entered into a contract with John Dillon and 
Joseph T. Conlon for the improvement, pav- 
ing, etc., of Sheridan road, from North 59th 
street to Bryn Mawr avenue ; and 

Whereas, Under the conditions of said 



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coiitnict tho \V(»il( was lo l»c UniHlinl hy Jiim; 
1, 1M)7 ; and 

WiiKUKAS, TIiIk conlracl, was ;iftcrvTai(lK 
assi|^'-ii(>(l to J!itnt!8 Hali-Klow Hi liro. ; and 

WilKUlCAS, On or about April 17, 1S'I7, tiic 
Huporintondent of Htroots of the City of Chi- 
cufj^o <)rd(!rod \\w work upon said contract 
BUspendtHl until a furLliur order of Mint dc- 
parlniciit, on account of the coustrucliorj of 
th(! inttMcopting' scwor system ; and 

WiiEiiKAs, Said imi)r<)Tenient has l)ecii 
coniplotod in accordance with the ordinance 
and said contract, nt an additional expense 
to said James liuirstow & Bro. ; therefore, 
be it 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be and he is hereby authorized and 
directed to i)ay out of the amount heretofore 
appropriated lor the construction of the in- 
tercepting sewer system the sum of $1,256.00, 
the same to be placed to the credit of War- 
rant No. 21433, being the improvement of 
Sheridan road, from North 59th street to 
Bryn Mawr avenue, said sum of $1,256,00 
to be paid to and accepted by said James 
Bairstow & Bro. in full of all claims and de- 
mands for damages or extra compensation 
arising from orgrowing out of the delay ©c- 
casioned by reason of the construction of the 
Intercepting sewer system, as per the recom- 
mendations of the Corporation Counsel and 
Commissioner of Public Works hereto at- 
tached. 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Mavor, 
presented the report of the Committee on 
Finance on a communication from the 
League of American Municipalities, deferred 
and published November 12, 1900, page 1248. 

Aid. Mavor moved to concur in the report 
and pass the order. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed. 

Ordered, That His Honor, the Mayor, be 
Authorized t© extend an invitation to the 
League of American Municipalities to hold 
their 1901 convention in this city. 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Jackson, 
presented the report of the Special Park 
Commission on two resolutions and an ordi- 



nujico. dufflrrod and pul)li8hed Noyombor 12, 
1901), page 1251. 

Ah-l. .Ja(:kK(»n moved to concur in the re- 
p(jrt and i)aKs tho two rcKolutions. 

'I'lM! motion prevailed, and tho itj^olutlons 
were passed by yeas and nays as foUowH: 

ymx— Kenna, Coughlin, IMke, Allinffr 
Dixon, Foreman, JaclcKon, Kent, McCor- 
tnick, Martin, Brenner, Fick, Garry, Novak 
(8th ward I, Hurt, Byrne, N(jvak i 10th ward), 
Brennan flOth ward), Duddleston, Finn, 
Gary, Fowler, Mayi)ole, Bos, Beilfuss, Hall- 
strom, Raymer, Kunz, Johnson, Obcrndorf, 
Brennan (18th ward),Conlon, Morris.Powers, 
Pettibone, Eisfeldt,Werno, Horrinann, Gold- 
zier, Peterson, Olson, Helm,. Minwegen, 
Butler, Williston, Blake (26th ward), Kues- 
ter, Keeney, Wulfl, Rector, Hackley, Russell, 
Carey, Zeman, Eidmann, Badenoch, Nelson, 
Mavor, Watkins, Jones, Bennett, Corkery, 
Race, Hunter — 64. 

2fays — None. 

The foll©wing is the report and the resolu- 
tions as adopted : 

To His Honor, the 3fayor, and Aldermen of 
the City of Chicago in Council Assembled: 

Gentlemen — Your Special Park Commis- 
sion submits this preliminary report in order 
that it may facilitate, with your approval, the 
establishment, equipment and public use »f 
certain spaces for play grounds which com- 
mend themselves to your Cemmission. Thesfr 
sites will afford convenient open spaces for- 
recreation, net only to a large number of pupils 
attending adjacent public schools, but also to 
a greater number of persons residing in the 
vicinity of these reservations, all of them 
being located in densely populated districts. 
Your Commission has been compelled to seek 
sites located on property already owned by 
the City of Chicago or offered to the city un- 
der leases free of rental charges. 

Your Commission would have been glad to 
widen the scope of its recommendations in 
this direction, but it is necessarily circum- 
scribed by the small amount of the appro- 
priation at its disposal, the fund set apart in 
the annual budget for purchase and equip- 
ment of small parks and play grounds having 
been reduced from $100,000 to $11,500, in- 
cluding expenses of the Commission. It is 
only by the strictest economy and the gener- 
ous assistance of the City Homes Associa- 



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tion, supplemented by the help of Mr. Chas. 
L. Hutchinson and Mr. Livingston Fargo, 
that the Commission is able to recommend 
the establishment of five play grounds, with 
the expectation of seeing them in use before 
the next appropriation ordinance is passed. 
Owing to the same disability it is impossible 
to purchase any small park or play ground 
sites this year, and your Commission leaves 
to a subsequent report the result of its labors 
and its conclusions along that line. 

Following are the sites on which play- 
grounds are recoosmended to be established : 

Playground No. 1 — Vacant ground facing 
the Holden Public School, being 240 feet 
frontage on Sullivan court by 101 feet deep 
to Bonfield street, near 31st street; situated 
in the Sixth Ward ; owned by the University 
of Chicago and offered to the city under 
lease for three years, free of cost, with option 
of purchase, conditional on property being 
fenced. 

Playground No. 2 — Property owned by the 
City ©f Chicago, being 175 feet front by 182.6 
feet deep to alley, numbered 563 t® 575 West 
Polk street, inclusive; four 25-foot lots 
entirely vacant; rear of remaining three lots 
occupied by three old two-story and basement 
brick flat dwellings 32.16 feet deep; located 
in Eleventh Ward. 

Playarround No. 3— Property owned by the 
City of Chicago, fronting Nos. 2341 to 2359 
Wabash avenue, inclusive, being 198.99 feet 
on Wabash avenue and 193 feet on 24:th 
street; adjoining Moseley School on the 
west. Land already cleared of buildings by 
authority of the City Council. Located in 
the Second Ward. 

Playground No. 4— Property owned by the 
City of Chicago on the southeast corner of 
Wentworth avenue and 33d street, adjoining 
the Webster School on the south and east, 
being 343.3 feet on Wentworth avenue and 
133 feet ®n 33d street east to La Salle street. 
Located in Fourth Ward and adjoining 
Third, Fifth and Sixth Wards. Arrange- 
ments in progress, by authority of City 
Council, for removal of city yards and South 
Division pound from this land. 

Playground No. 5— Vacant land owned by 
the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Rail- 
way Company on Goose Island, in the 
Twenty-third Ward, being 528 feet on 
Hooker street, 349 feet on Division street, 
710 feet on Hickory avenue and 300 feet on 



Bliss street; offered under a free lease con- 
ditional upon fencing and vacation of prop- 
erty if needed by the company after giving 
ninety days' notice. 

As part of this report, and in order to make 
effective its recommendations, your Commis- 
sion submits the foilewing resolutions and 
ordinance, and recommends their passage: 

Resolved^ That the Special Park Commis- 
si©n be and it is hereby authorized to fence, 
fill, grade, remove obstructions, equip and 
put in proper condition for use as public 
playgrounds the several pieces or lots of land 
designated in the foregoing report of said 
Commission, the cost thereof not to exceed 
the sum appropriated therefor. And the- 
Commission is hereby further authorized to 
establish such reasonable rules and regula- 
tions for the government and control of these 
playgrounds as from time to time shall be 
found necessary and expedient. 



JResolved, That the Mayor and the City 
Comptroller be and they are hereby author- 
ized and directed to accept from the Univer- 
sity of Chicago and to execute on behalf of 
the City of Chicago a lease ©f land adjacent 
to the Holden School ^designated in the fore- 
going report as Playground No. 1), for a 
term of three years without rental, the con- 
ditions being that the property shall be en- 
closed with a substantial fence ; also to ac- 
cept and execute a lease from the Chicago, 
Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway Company 
of the land on Goose Island (designated in 
the foregoing report as Playground No. 5), 
without rental, the conditions being that the 
property shall be enclosed with a board fence, 
and that said premises shall be surrendered 
to the said railway company at any time after 
ninety days, up©n giving notice in writing to 
the City Comptroller. 

Aid. Jackson moved the passage of the or- 
dinance. 

The motion prevailed, and the ordinance- 
was passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Pike, Ailing, 
Dixon, Foreman, Jackson, Kent, McCor- 
mick. Martin, Brenner, Fick, Garry, Novak 
(8th ward), Hurt, Byrne, Novak (10th ward), 
Brennan (10th ward), Duddleston, Finn, 
Gary, Fowler, Maypole, Bos, Beilfuss, Hall- 
strom, Raymer, Kunz, Johnson, Oberndorf, 
Brennan (18th ward) , Conlon, Morris, Powers, 



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l^tttllhono, Klsfjildt., Wertio, Horrmann, Oold- | 
/.lor, rr!lrr.s()ii, OIkoii, Hcilm, Mlnwf'tjriMi. j 
Hntltir, Willistoii, lihiko (2(il,h wanl), Kues- 
tcr, Koency, W iilll , Uoctor, Huckley, KuhmcII, 
Carey, Znimn, lOulmaiiti, Hudcmocli, Nelson, 
Miivur, VViitkliis, Jones, Henuelt, (.'orkcry, 
lliU'c, Hunter— 04. 

Nays — None. 

Tlu! following is the orcliniinee us passed: 

W iiicimAs, The City of Chicuf^o is the 
owner of certain property situated ut Nos. 
571, r)T;{ and ^uTy West PolI( street, which 
property is now occupied by old and small 
brick Hat buildinfjs, from which no substan- 
tial or certain revenue is derived ; and 

Wheueas, This property, in connection 
with four more adjoining vacant lots, owned 
by theCity of Chicago, has been recommended 
to this Council as a suitable site for a public 
playground by the Special Park Commission ; 
and 

Whereas, It seems best to this Council 
that such property should be devoted by the 
city to the use of the public as a playground 
for children ; therefore, 

JBe it ordained by the City Council of the City 
of Chicago: 

Section 1. The City Comptroller is here- 
by directed to advertise for the sale and re- 
moval of the structures upon said property, 
and to sell said buildings to the highest bid- 
der as soon as the tenants can be removed 
therefrom. 

Section 2. That said property being by 
legal description as follows, to-wit: Lots 
forty (40), forty-one (41) and forty-two (42), 
in Laflin and Loorais' re-Subdivision of the 
south half (S. }4) of Block forty-one (41), 
in the Canal Trustees' Subdivision of the 
west half (W. 3^). and west half (W. }4) of 
the northeast quarter (N. E. ^) of Section 
seventeen (17), Township thirty-nine (39), 
Range o fourteen (14), East of the Third 
Principal Meridian, and in size seventy-five 
feet on West Polk street by one hundred and 
eighty- two and half feet (182.5) deep to alley. 



H8 [t»0O 

Hkction M. ThiH ordinance shall be in 
force from and afler it.H pasKU^e. 

'I'lie Clerl(, on motion < f Aid. Foreman, 
|)r(rs(!nted th(! report of I he (committee on 
.Judiciary on an •rdinance jepealing an ordi- 
nance for ©pening West IHth street, from 
Central Park avenue to Lawndale avenue 
deferred and published OctoUer 22, 1900. 
Ijage 1207. 

Aid. Foreman moved to concur in th(! n;- 
port and pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed, and the ordinance 
was passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yean — Kenna, Coughlin, Pike, Ailing, 
Dixon, Foreman, Jackson, Kent, McCor- 
mick, Martin, Brenner, Fick, Garry, Navak 
(bth ward). Hurt, Byrne, Novak (10th ward), 
Brennan (10th ward), Duddleston, F.nn, 
Gary, Fowler, Maypole, Bos, Beilfuss, Hall- 
strom, Raymer, Kunz, Johnson, Oberndorf. 
Brennan (18th ward), Conlon, Morris, Powers, 
Pettibone, Eisfeldt, Warno, Herrmann, Gold- 
zier, Peterson, Olson, Helm, Minwegen, 
Butler, Williston. Blake (26th ward), Kues- 
ter, Keeney, Wulff, Rector, Hackley, Russell, 
Carey, Zeman, Eidmann, Badenoch, Nelson, 
Maver, Watkins, Jones, Bennett, Corkery, 
Race, Hunter — 64. I 

Mays — None. 1 
The following is the ordinance as passed:! 

AN ORDINANCE " 

Repealing an ordinance for the opening of 
West Eighteenth street, between South 
Central Park avenue and South Lawndale 
avenue, passed March 26, 1900. 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 

of Chicago: 

i Section 1. That the ordinance entitled 
"An ordinance for the opening of West Eigh- 
teenth street, from South Central Park ave- 
nue to South Lawndale avenue, in the City 
of Chicago, County of Cook and State of 
Illinois," passed March 26, 1900, be and the 
same is hereby repealed. 

Section 2. That the Corporation Counsel 
of the City of Chicago, be and he is hereby 
directed to dismiss the petition and discon- 
tinue all proceedings in Case No. 206,667, in 



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the Superior Court of Cook County, en- 
titled City of Chicago vs. Clancy J. Demp- 
ster, et al., for the condemnation ©f land for 
said street, and for levying^ an assessment 
therefor. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall be in 
force from and after its passage. 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Foreman, 
presented the report of the Committee on 
Judiciary on the anti-noise ordinance, de- 
ferred and published November 12, 1900, 
page 1248. 

Aid. Butler moved to amend the ordinance 
as follows : 

Amend Section 5 by adding thereto as fol- 
lows: "And also in case of loads of strips, 
pipes or beams ®f metal such person shall 
insert wooden strips between the different 
layers of the load in such way as to prevent 
unnecessary noise." 

The amendment was adopted. 

Aid. Russell moved to further amend the 
ordinance as follows: 

Amend Section 4: "That pole-chains on 
all vehicles be as noiseless as possible." 

. The amendment was adopted. 

Aid. Bos moved to further amend the or- 
dinance as follows: 

Amend the ordinance by striking out line 
6, in Section 3, after the word "whatsoever." 

Aid. Foreman moved to lay the amendment 
on the table. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Eidmann moved to further amend the 
ordinance as follows- 

Amend Section 7)^: No steam railroads 
on elevated structures shall blow any whistle 
or automatically ring bells while on such 
elevated structure. 

The amendment was adopted. 

Aid, Coughlin m®ved to further amend the 
ordinance as follows : 

Amend Section 2: Providing that it shall 
not include the calling of newspapers. 

Aid. Foreman moved t® lay the amendment 
on the table. 

The motion prevailed. 



Aid. Watkins moved to further amend the 
ordinance as follows: 

Move that Section 6 be stricken out. 

Aid. Foreman moved to lay the amendment 
on the table. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Kunz moved to place the ordinance 
on file. 

Aid. Foreman moved to table the motion 
to file. 

The motion to table was lost by yeas and 
nays as follows : 

Yeas — Pike, Ailing, Dixon, Foreman, Jack- 
son, Finn, Maypole, Raymer, Pettibone, Eis- 
feldt, Werno, Herrmann, Helm, Butler, Wil- 
liston, Kuester, Keeney, Rector, Eidmann,. 
Nelson, Mavor, Corkery — 22 

JYays — Kenna, Coughlin, Kent, McCor- 
mick, Martin, Brenner, Fick, Garry, Novak" 
(Sthvrard), Hurt, Byrne, Novak (10th ward), 
Brennan (10th ward), Duddleston, Gary, 
Fowler, Bos, Beilfuss, Hallstrom, Kunz,. 
Johnson, Oberndorf, Brennan (18th ward), 
Conlon, Morris, Powers, Goldzier, Peterson, 
Olson, Minwegen, Blake (26th ward), Wulff, 
Hackley, Russell, Zeman, Badenoch, Wat- 
kins, Jones, Race, Hunter — 40. 

Aid. Kunz moved to place the ordinance 
on file. 

The motion prevailed. 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Foreman, 
presented the report of the Committee on 
Judiciary on an ordinance amending the Re- 
vised Code in relation to weights and meas- 
ures, deferred and published November 12, 
1900, page 1249. 

Aid. Foreman moved to concur iu the re- 
port and pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed, and the ordinance 
was passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yean — Kenna, Coughlin, Pike, Ailing, 
Dixon, Foreman, Jackson, Kent, McCor- 
mick, Martin, Brenner, Fick, Garry, Novak 
(8th ward), Hiirt, Byrne, Novak (10th ward), 
Brennan (10th ward), Duddleston, Finn, 
Gary, Fowler, Maypole, Bos, Beilfuss, Hall- 
strom, Raymer, Kunz, Johnson, Oberndorf, 
Brennan (18th ward), Conlon, Morris, Powers, 
Pettibone, Eisfeldt, Werno, Herrmann, Gold. 



Novombar 1 

7,\v\\ l'('l»MM)ii. Olson, Helm, Miii\v<fj;or. , 
MnlliT, WilllsiMM, liluko (2(»tlj ward), Kues- 
Icr, k'ffiicy, WiillT, lloctor, HiickUiy, KuKsell, 
(';iifv, Zfimin, MIdiiiaiiii, H.kIcikicIi, Ni'lson. 
Miivor, Will Iv ins, Jones, Hctincll, Corkcrry, 
Uftc o, lluntor — 04. 

Nays — None. 

The followinuf Is tho ordinance as passed: 

J>r it ordained hij the Cili/ ('oiincil of the ditij 
of (^hiciKjo: 

Skction 1. Tlial, rara<crai)h 2015 of (Jlia|j- 
tor 71 of the Revised Code of Chicago, passed 
Ai»ril S, 189T, be and the same is hereby 
amended so that the same shall hereafter read 
as follows: 

"2015. (Fees for Inspection.) The In- 
spector of Weights and Measures shall be en- 
titled to demand and receive, before the de- 
livery of said certificate mentioned in Section 
2007, the following fees: 

For inspecting and sealing railroad or track 
scales of the capacity of twenty (20) tons and 
upwards, each three dollars and fifty cents 
($3.50) . 

For inspecting and sealing scales of from 
three (3) to ten (10) tons capacity, each one 
dollar (II). 

For inspeeting and sealing dormant scales, 
each fifty (50) cents. 

For inspecting and sealing movable plat- 
form scales, each thirty-flve (85) cents. 

For inspecting and sealing beams weighing 
one thousand (1,000) pounds and upwards, 
each thirty-five (35) cents. 

For inspecting and sealing hopper scales, 
each one dollar and twenty-five cents ($1.25). 

For inspecting and sealing counter scales, 
each twenty (20) cents. 

For inspecting and sealing every patent bal- 
ance, steelyard, or other instrument for 
weighing, other than above enumerated, each 
twenty (20) cents. 

And with each scale sealed by him he shall 
inspect and seal one set of weisrhts, without 
any additional charge or compensation. 



For inKp(!cting and sealing any two (2) 
bushel or one (1 ) bushel tncasiires, eucli tlf- 

t(Min ( 15) CtMltK. 

For inspecting und scaling any oilier dry 
njcasure, (iach live (5) cents. 

For Inspecting and sealing liquid measure 
of a cai)acity of five (5) gallons and upwards 
each ten (10) centK. 

For inspecting and sealing li(|uid measures 
of a capacity of not less than one (1) gallon 
nor more than five (5) gallons, each ten HO) 
cents. 

For inspecting and sealing one-half (3^) 
gallon and one (1) quart liquid measures, 
each five (5) cents. 

For inspecting and sealing liquid njeasure 
of a less capacity than one (1) quart, eac' 
five (5) cents. 

For inspecting and sealing any board or 
cloth measure, each five (5) cents. 

And in every case where he may, at th 
request of the owner, employ labor or ma- 
terial in making any scale, weight, or measure 
accurate, he shall be entitled to a just com- 
pensation therefor." 

Section 2. That Paragraph 2020 of Chap- 
ter 71 of the Revised Code of Chicago, passed 
April 8, 1897, be and the same is hereby 
amended so that said paragraph shall her« 
after read as follows : 

"2020. No person shall sell or offer fo 
sale, within the City of Chicago, any 
fruit, vegetables, berries, grain of any 
description, or any article of dry meas- 
urement in any wine measure or dry 
measure unless the wine measure or dry 
measure in which or out of which any such 
fruit, vegetables, berries, grain or other arti- 
cle of dry measurement is sold, or offered for 
sale, shall bear upon it, in a legible manner and 
in a conspicuous place on such measure, the 
stamp or seal of the Inspector ©f Weights 
and Measures of the City of Chicago, show- 



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ing: the capacity of such wine measure or dry 
measure. 

No person Shall sell, or offer for sale, coal, 
•charcoal, or coke where the amount of coal, 
charcoal or coke sold or offered for sale shall 
be less than a quarter of a ton, in any basket 
or other measure not of legal standard one- 
lialf bushel, one (1) bushel, or two (2) 
bushel capacity, and the basket or other 
measure in which or out of which such coal, 
charcoal, or coke is sold, or offered for sale, 
shall bear upon it, in a legible manner and in 
a conspicuous place on such basket, or meas- 
ure, the stamp or seal of the Inspector of 
Weights and Measures of the City of Chi- 
cago, showing that such basket or measure is 
of one-half (X) bushel, one (1) bushel, or 
two (2) bushel capacity, as the case may be. 

No person shall sell or offer for sale, within 
the City of Chicago, milk or cream in 
a bottle purporting to contain one-half 
04) pint, one (1) pint, or one (1) quart, 
unless the bottle in which such milk 
or cream is sold or offered for sale 
shall have marked upon it, in a legible and 
■conspicuous manner, the capacity of such 
bottle; and the Inspector of Weights and 
Measures of the City of Chicago shall have 
the right at any time to examine the contents 
•of any bottle in which milk or cream is sold 
or offered for sale, for the purpose of ascer- 
taining whether such bottle is of the capacity 
it purports to be, and if the result of such 
test shall show that any such bottle does 
not hold the amount which it purports to 
hold, and- is not of the capacity which is 
marked upon such bottle and which it is 
alleged to be, the person or persons selling 
or offering for sale milk or cream in any such 
bottle shall be subject to a fine of not less 
than five ($5.00) dollars nor more than fifty 
{$50.00) dollars for eacti offense. 

Any person who shall practice deceit or 
fraud in the sale of wood or coal by selling 
for a cord of wood less th^an one hundred and 
twenty-eight (128) cubic feet of wood, or for 



a ton of coal less than two thousand (2,000) 
pounds of coal, and any person who shall 
violate ®r refuse, neglect or fail to comply 
with the provisions of this ordinance, shall 
be subject to a fine of not less than five 
($5.00) dollars nor more than fifty ($50.00) 
dollars for each offense. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall be in 
force and take effect from and after its pas- 
sage and publication. 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Foreman, 
presented the report of the Committee on 
Judiciary on an order directing the Chicago 
Union Traction Company to pave Randolph 
street, deferred and published November 12, 
1900, page 1251. 

Aid. Foreman moved to concur in the re- 
port and pass the order. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Corporation Counsel be 
and is hereby directed to institute legal pro- 
ceedings to compel the Chicago Union Trac- 
tion Company to pave their right of way on 
West Randolph street, between Sheldon and 
Ann streets, with vitrified brick, in accord- 
ance with the order of the City Council here- 
tofore passed, and pursuant to notice given 
to said traction company by the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works. 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Ailing, 
presented the report of the Committee on 
Streets and Alleys, S. D., on an ordinance 
vacating a certain alley between State street 
and Wabash avenue, south of 29th street, de- 
ferred and published November 12, 1900, page 
1252. 

Aid. Ailing moved to concur in the 
report and pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed, and the ordinance 
was passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Teas — Kenna, Coughlin, Pike, Ailing, 
Dixon, Foreman, Jackson, Kent, McCor- 
mick, Martin, Brenner, Fick, Garry, Novak 
(8th ward), Hurt, Byrne, Novak (10th ward), 
Brennan (10th ward), Duddleston, Finn, 
Gary, Fowler, Maypole, Bos, Beilfuss, Hall- 
strom, Raymer, Kunz, Johnson, Oberndorf, 
Brennan (18th ward),Conlon, Morris, Powers, 
Pettibone, Eisfeldt, Wenno, Herrmann, Gold- 



November | 



1 



\VMH> 



aler, retorRon, Olsoii, Helm, Minw(!(;oii, 
Hutlor, Wllllsinn, HluUo (2i'>l\i wuiil), Kues- 
U'v, Kcriicy, \ViillT,K<M't()r, I Iiickhiy, IliisHoll, 
(^iirt'.v, ZeiiiiU), lOUIiiiaiiii, Hinlc3iio(.'li, NcIkoii, 
MuTor. VVutUliiK, Jones, Jiennett, Corkory, 
lliicu, Huiiler — 04. 

NajjH — Nono. 

The followlnjf Is tlm oidinancc us passed: 

AN OUDINANCB 

For the vacutlon of the east and west alley 
lying south of and adjoining the east six 
feet of Lot ten and all of IjOts eleven, 
twelve, thirteen, fourteen, fifteen and six- 
teen, in the subdivision of the west half of 
Block ninety-three, Canal Truhtees' Subdi- 
vision of the west hal f of Section twenty- 
seven, Township thirty-nine North, Range 
fourteen East of the Third Principal 
Meridian, in the City of Chicago, County 
of Cook, and State of Illinois, and north of 
and adjoining the west one hundred and 
fifty feet of Lot seventeen, in the subdi- 
vision of the west half of said Block 
ninety-three. 

Be it ordaitied by the City Council of the City 
of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the east and west alley 
lying south of and adjoining the east six (6) 



r<-<!t of Lot t*-n (10; and all of Lots eleven 
(11), twelve (12), thirteen (IH), fourteen (14), 
fifteen (I.'")) and sixteen (10), in the subdi- 
vision of the west litiir (W. X) of Block 
ninety-three (ii:<), in the Canul Trustees' 
Subdivision of the west half (W, X) of Sec- 
tion twenty-seven (27), Townshij) thirty-nine 
CJ'J) North, Itange fourt,een (14) East of the 
Third (JJd) Principal Meridian, in the City of 
Chicago, County of (Jool< and State of 
Illinois, and iioi th of and adjoining the west 
one hundred and fifty (150) feet of Lot 
seventeen (17) in the subdivision of the west 
half (W. X) of said Block ninety-three (9^), 
lis shown on the plat hereto attached, be and 
the same is hereby vacated. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall fee in 
force and effect from and after its passage. 

ADJOUKNMENT. 

Aid. Foreman moved that the Council do- 
now adjourn. 

The motion prevailed. 

And the Council stood adjourned. 




atv Clerk, 




jOHM F, HIGQINS PRINT |99°8 8. CtARK STREET, OHiCAOO, 



November 26,] 



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CITY COUNCIL 

CHICAGO. 



Regular Meeting, November 26, 1900. 



OFFICIAL RECORD. 

Published by authority of the City Council of the 
City of Chicago, November 30, J900. 

Present— His Honor, the Mayor, and Aid. 
Kenna, Coughlin, Thompson, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foreman, Jackson, McCormick, Martin, 
Brenner, Fick, Garry, Novak (8th ward), 
Hurt, Byrne, Novak (10th v\^ard), Brennan 
(10th ward), Finn, Gary, Maypole, Bos, 
Beilfuss,Hallstr0m, Rayraer, Smulski, Kunz, 
Johnson, Oberndorf, Brennan (18th ward), 
Conlon, Morris, Powers, Pettibone, Eis- 
feldt, Werno, Herrmann, Smith, Goldzier, 
Peterson, Olson, Helm, Minwegen, Butler, 
Williston, Blake (26th ward), Kuester, 
Keeney, Wulff, Rector, Hackley, Russell, 
Carey. Zeman, Boyd, Eidmann, Badenoch, 
Nelson, Mavor, Watkins, Jones, Bennett, 
Corkery, Race and Hunter. 

Absent— Aid. Pike, Blake (5th ward), Kent, 
Duddleston, Patterson and Fowler. 

MINUTES. 

Aid. Foreman moved that the minutes of 



the regular meeting held November 19, 1900, 
be approved without being read. 

The motion prevailed. 

REPORTS OF CITY OFFICERS. 

His Honor, the Mayor, submitted his re= 
port of releases frons the House of Correce 
tion for the week ending November 24th4 
1900, which was 

Placed on file. 

By unanimous consent Aid. Minwegen 
presented the following resolution: 

Whereas, Death has removed from our 
midst our esteemed fellow citizen, ex-Ald, 
Phillip Conley ; and, 

Whereas, He was an honorable citizen 
and a faithful and efficient oflScial; there- 
fore, be it 

Hesolved, Th&t the City Council tender to 
the bereaved family of the deceased its hearty 
felt sympathy in their sore distress and 
affliction. 



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1294 



[1900 



/it'Hulred, Tlial lliti Cily Clerk is hereby 
directed to Hproiid upon the Journal of the 
'Council theise rcHolutionn, atui that a copy 
Hiiitably ony^rohHeil be sent to tlic fatiilly of 
till' (k'ceused. 

Wliich w:i.s unuiiliiiously utlopled l)y u 
rlslntj voto. 

His llttiKM- \hv Miiyor .sijldiiltted the fol- 
lowing coiiitiiuiiiciition ' 

Mavok's Okkicr, ) 
November 20fh, i'H)0. ) 

To thr lioiioriihlr, thv City Council: 

Gentlumbn— III conformity witli the law, 
1 hereby appoirit James A. Peterson u mem- 
ber of the Board of Etiucation, to fill out the 
unexpired term caused by tlie resifjnation of 
Dr. W. IS. Christopher, and respectfully aslt 
the concurrence of your Honorable Body. 

I attach hereto the letter in which I have 
Accepted the resi<rnation of Dr. Christopher, 
which 1 would asU to have published in the 
Record of your Proceedings. The services 
he has rendered Chicago during his connec- 
tion with the School Board are so great 1 feel 
public acitiiowledgement should be made as 
-some slight recompense for Dr. Christopher's 
sacrifice of time in the interest of the school 
■children of this city. 

Respectfully, 

Carter H. Harrison, 
Mayor. 

Mayor's Office. | 
November 26th, 1900. f 

J^r. W. S. Christopher, Chicago: 

Dear Sir — It is with great regret I accept 
jour resignation as a member of the Board 
-ot Education. I appreciate the demands 
^pou your time that have been made by the 
^position, as well as the serious loss it must 
liave entailed upon you both financially and 
^professionally. During your eonnection with 
::^he Board you have instituted lines of study 
^s well as methods ©f prevention of the spread 
■--ot disease among school children which will 
v^and as monuments to your scientific enter- 
■f^^rlse long after your connection with the 
jBoard shall have ceased. Chicago may well 
^be congratulated upon having profited by 
>/our services as a member of its School 
-Soard. 

Respectfully yours, 

Carter H. Harrison, 
Mayor. 



Aid. Foreman moved to concur in the ap* 
point ment. 

'I'ho Illation prevailed, 

AL80, 

The following communication: 

Mav'j t'H Own v., I 
Novendjer :i<Hh, 1 '.>()(). ( 

To the I/onorahlr, (lie. City (,'ounril: 

Gentlemen— I submit herewith a com- 
munication from the City Electrician giving 
the nan)es of individuals and institutions that 
are operating electric light plants and fur- 
nishing service to outside parties u.sing the 
streets or sidewalk space for the purpose ©f 
running their wires without the authority of 
the City Cfjuncil, and would respectfully 
recommend its reference to the Committee 
on Gas, Oil and Electric Light. 

Respectfully, 

Carter H. Harrlson, 
Mayor. 



Department of Electricity, ) 
Chicago, 111., November 2bd, 1900. )' 

Hon. Carter H. Harrinon, Mayor of Chicago, 
City Hall: 

Dear Sir— I herewith enclose a correct 
copy of names of individuals and institutions 
that are operating electric light plants and 
furnishing service to outside parties using the 
streets or sidewalk space for the purpose of 
running their wires without the authority of 
the City Council. 1 also furnish a list of 
those who are operating plants, but have 
franchises pending before the Council. 

A Special Committee was at one time ap- 
pointed for the consideration of these small 
plants, but they seem to have dropped the 
matter for the last few months. 

These little stations are retjularly increas- 
ing and it is unfair to enforce regulations on 
part af them and not on others. I wish that 
you would suggest some solution. It is my 
opinion that all should be required to have 
franchises, but I doubt if they could ever be 
forced into the Council unless the wires are 
cut and service discontinued. The cutting of 
these wires would stir up more trouble than 
any other one thing that I know of, but I do 
not see any other way of bringing them to 
time. 



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1295 



[1900 



Will you be kind enough to th'.nk tbe 
matter over and suggest some plan that you 
wish followed out? 

Yours truly, 

Edward B. Ellicott, 
City Electrician, 



Chicago, Ills., November 24th. 1900. 

Flcmts Ojjerating Without Franchises. 

Armour Institute, SSd street and Armour 
avenue. 

Arnold Brothers, 145 West Randolph 
street. 

Auditorium Hotel, Michigan avenue and 
Congress street. 

E. Bollinger (Frank Brothers), 185 West 
Madison street. 

Brewer & Hoffman, 43 South Green street. 

City Illuminating Company, 94 Fifth ave- 
nue. 

Dearborn Lighting Company, 329 Dearborn 
.street. 

Dearborn Power Conapany, 329 Dearborn 
street. 

Doremus Laundry Company, 458 West 
Madison street. 

Fort Dearborn Building, Clark and Monroe 
streets. 

H. H. Forsythe, 66 Canal street. 

Gault House, West Madison and Clinton 
streets. 

H. H. Kohlsaat, 61 East Washington 
street. 

Lees Building, 149 Fifth avenue. 

Manhattan Building, 819 Dearborn street. 

Masonic Temple, 61 State street. 

Miller Brothers, 135 South Clinton street. 

Prairie State National Bank, 45 South Des- 
plaines street. 

Security Building, 188 East Madison street. 

South Side Lumber Company, 22nd street 
and Ashland avenue. 

Warren Springer, 166 Clinton street. 

Union Cold Storage Company, 1-9 West 
Xiake street. 

Virginia Hetel, 78 Rush street. 

Montgomery "VVardifc Co., Michigan ave- 
Jiue and Madison street. 

Windemere Hotel, 119-25 East 56th street. 



Woman's C. T. U. Building, La Salle and 
Monroe streets. 

Franchises Applied For. 

Boyce Building, 112-14 Dearborn street. 

Chapin & Gore, 79 East Monroe street. 

D. F. Crilly, Florimond and Crilly streets^ 

Smeeth's Estate, 28-30 North Desplaines 
street. 

Which was referred to the Committee on 
Gas, Oil and Electric Light. 

ALSO, 

The following communication: 

Mayor's Office, | 
November 26th, 1900. j 

To the Honorable^ the City Council: 

Gentlemen — I submit herewith a commu- 
nication addressed to me by the Executive 
Committee of the Chicago River Improve- 
raent Association and my answer to the 
same. I would ask that these communica- 
tions be published and referred to the Special 
Committee on Street Railroads. 

Respectfully, 

Carter H. Harrison, 

Mayor. 



Chicago, November 26th, 1900. 

Tlte Executive Committee of the Chicago River 
Improvement Association : 

Gentlemen: — 1 have the honor to ac- 
knowledge your recent communication in 
reference to the tunnels now serving as ob- 
structions to proper navigation of the Chi- 
cago river. 

I agree with all your committee has said or 
may say of the necessity of removing these 
obstructions to navigation if the pre-emi- 
nence of Chicago as a lake port is to be pre- 
served. For three and one-half years I hav^ 
urged action upon the part of Chicago and 
its progressive merchants and property own- 
ers that would result in giving this city har- 
bor facilities to accommodate not only the 
largest vessels to-day in use upon the great 
lakes, but that would suffice for the greatest 
vessels we have reason t® expect will be in 
use for the next fifty years to come. I do not 
believe, however, in so confusing the tunnel- 
lowering question with the question of exten- 



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1296 



sloD of franchisen that the peeple of Chicago 
may hv persuaded to look uixm the in«ncy 
the eotu|)!inii'h mu)' bo rc(|uirecl toexpcMid on 
the f»r'ncr us :i<ie<|uate or even pari coiiipen- 
nation for the latter. 

The franchise (•xtension riuestion means 
more to Cbicaf^o than iuimediate action look- 
inj; to the lowerlnjr of the tunnels. Chlcaj.'o 
ran (ielay the removal of uli obstructions to 
naTi;;ation for a vear and still maintain its 
supremacy as a shipping? point. With the 
enterprise and enerpy of its citizen!?, ttacked 
up by its peoirraphical location and railroad 
facilities, it would not take this city lonf; to 
retrain any ground it mitjht lose as a result of 
this delay. 

Franchise extensions granted to-day will 
bind the city for at least twenty years to 
come. In my last message to the City Council 
I called the attention of that body to what I 
regarded as the five cardinal points to be con- 
sidered in connection with any renewal of 
grant to the street railroad companies. These 
points are: 

Compensation, based upon a percentage of 
the gross receipts. 

Reduction of fare during the crowded hours 
of the day. 

Betterment of accommodations for the 
public. 

A provision for municipal acquirement 
of the lines at the expiration of the grant. 

A requirement that before any franchias 
shall become operative it must first be sub- 
mitted to a direct vote of the people for 
popular endorsement. 

It is along these lines that all negotiation 
with the street railroad corporations should 
fee conducted. The tunnels, to all intents 
and purposes, are to-day the exclusive prop- 
erty of the street railroad companies. TVhen 
lowered to a depth of 26 feet the increase of 
grade will be so great as to shut out abso- 
lutely the little use made of them to-day by 
the general public. TThy. therefore, should 
the cost of lowering these obstructions to 
navigation be regarded even as part con- 
sideration for the valuable property rights 
the city will temporarily grant away when it 
accedes to a renewal of existing street rail- 
road franchises ? 

Whenever the Street Railroad Committee 
of the City Council of Chicago shall have 



completed its investigations and aubmitted 
Its report. I «hall be ready perKonally to take 
up the (|uef«tion of franehihe extensions. I 
am not willing, however, to permit myself to 
t»e forced into premature consideration of 
this subject either by the street railroad cor- 
porations or a few of the newspapers of 
Chicago. ChicHg(» has too much to make by 
due consideration and too much to lose by 
precipitate acilrm to tolerate undue haste on 
tne part of its ollicial repres«ntatives. 

In conclusion pardon me if I remind you 
that on the 11th day of December, 189'.^ the 
opinion I hold of the tunnel-lowering ques- 
tion was entertained by nine of the eleven 
gentlemen now constituting the Executive 
Committee of the Chicago River Improve- 
ment Association. On that date these nine 
gentlemen signed, as members, the report of 
the Chicago River Commission and submitted 
the same to the City Council. That report 
contains the following sentence: "The 
removal or depression of the tunnels should 
not be allowed to become a part of the larger 
question of the renewal of the franchises, for 
this would make possible a delay of several 
years, and further delay can not be tolerated; 
and also because the traction compauiea 
should not be permitted to use the tunnel 
matter to confuse the franchise question." 

This was a clear, succinct statement of 
facts on the 11th day of last December; per- 
sonally I know of no occurrence since that 
time that should have brought about a 
change of mind. The people of Chicago, in 
my estimation, can not do better than to take 
this wholesome advice and discountenance 
all attempts to confuse the tunnel-lowering 
question with "the larger question of the 
renewal of franchises."' 

Respectfully. 

Carter H. Harrison, 

JIayor. 

Chicago River Improvement Ass'n, { 
Chicago. :>\ovember 20. 1900. | 

To Bis Honor. Carter H. Harrison. Mayor: 

Sir — The Chicago River Improvement As- 
j sociation respectfully represents to your 
' Honor that the emergency existing for some 
j time past has now reached an acute form 
regareiing the necessity for immediate action 
on the part of the city authorities towards 
lowering the tunnels under the Chicago 
River. 



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1297 



[1900 



Since the opening of the Drainage Chan, 
nel early in the seas®n, the every-day expeii- 
ence of the owners of vessels in their at- 
tempts to navigate the rirer, and of propertj'^. 
owners and active business interests along 
the river, the impossibility of entering the 
river by the largest vessels on the Great 
Lakes, and the loss of business threatening 
the commercial prestige of Chicago, have 
conclusively proven that steps must be imme- 
diately taken by the City of Chicag® to rem- 
edy, so far as it lies in its power, before the 
•opening of navigation next spring, the im- 
pending disaster to the commercial and 
marine interests ©f Chicago. 

It IS estimated that at least a million and a 
half of money will be required to lower the 
tunnels to the depth of 26 feet below 
the surface of the river, a sum which the 
•City ©f Chicago has not in hand available 
for that purp®se, and, in our opinion, after 
a careful examination of the powers of the 
City Council to raise money by issue of 
bonds, cannot be obtained for a long time to 
«0me. 

In no way can thQ tunnels be lowered dur- 
ing the next winter months, making the river 
practicable at the opening of navigation next 
■spring for the largest vessels afloat, except 
by an arrangement with the traction com- 
pany which now occupies the tunnels to 
furnish the money and do the work. 

We are reliably informed that, although 
the rights of the Union Traction Company 
for the use of the city's tunnels will not ex- 
pire till 1906, that company has signified its 
willingness to enter into negotiations at any 
time with your Honor, for the extension of 
franchises for the use of the tunnels and the 
streets of the city, and immediately upon the 
passage of ordinances agreed upon, to pro- 
ceed to lower the tunnels at its own expense. 

This association disclaims any alliance with 
the Union Traction Company, or any desire 
that the terms of the extension ordinances 
shall be other than for the best interests of 
the City of Chicago. We respectfully sub- 
mit that the city will gain much and lose 
nothing by settling the terms of exten- 
sion now rather than a few years from now ; 
^and that to avoid delay the ordinance sub- 
mitted to the City Council should be s© 
fraoied as to meet the views of the Mayor. 
We earnestly request that your Honor im- 
mediately confer with the officers of the 
Union Traction Company and the proper 



committee of the City Council to the end 
that, so far>s it lies with in your power, th« 
provisions and terms of ordinances extending 
the franchises of that company, may lee 
promptly agreed upon and passed by the 
City Council. 

Respectfully, 

J. S. Dunham, 

J^renclent. 
John C. Spry, 
W. C. Brown, 
Geo. J. Beine, 
t, t. morford, 
Geo. Merry^n'eathek 
Wm. Gunner, 
l. o. goddard, 
Geo. E. Adams, 
MuRRT Nelson, 
Francis Bbidler, 

Executive Committee. 

Which was referred to the Street Railway 
Commission. 

ALSO, 

The following communication: 

* Mayor's Office, I 
November 26th, 1900. f 

To the Ho7torable, the City Council: 

Gentlemen— I submit herewith a com- 
munication from the Hawley Down Draft 
Furnace Company regarding the installation 
of some smokeless furnaces at two of the 
city's electric light plants, and would respect- 
fully recommend its reference to the Com- 
mittee on Finance. 

Respectfully, 

Carter H. Harrison, 

Mayor. 

Department op Electricity, I 
Chicago, III., November 17th, 1900. \ 

To the Huycorable, the Mayor and City Coun- 
cil, City Hall: 

Gentlemen— I herewith present a propo- 
sition, submitted to this Department by the 
Hawley Down Draft Furnace Company, re- 
garding the installation of some smokeless 
furnaces for two of our electric light plants, 
where we have had complaints regarding the 
smoke. 



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1 resptft fully ask ilmt tb« propohltlon be 
(Iteil hucii coii'.idci-iitlon by your lloiiontlilc 
Body as It luny warrant. 

Yours truly, 

lOnWAKK H. Kl.l.lCOTT, 

<'ity JCUctriciun. 

('iii( A(i<), Novcrulier '.Ifh, I'.tOO. 

Mr. Kdu'tu il li. ?'Uicotty DfparliiK nt of IJlrc- 
triclti/, <'t(ij Hall, ('/iira(jo: 

Deak Sik— We l)ep to submit following 
proposal for your Kind consideration: 

We propose to furnish four improved Haw- 
ley Dow n Draft furnaces, with automatic coal 
feeding attachment and ash conveyors; we 
to provide all masonry, doing the work com- 
plete in every respect and entirely at our 
cost, upon the following terms: 

The City of Chicago to pay us the sum of 
ninety-six hundred dollars, in monthly in- 
stallments of such an amount each month as 
we can show to be the saving in cost of fuel, 
until above amount has been paid to us, 
after which the furnaces become the property 
of the City of Chicago. 

We will make repairs, if^'necessary, during 
the term of this contract, free of charge. 

We will guarantee: 

First — That the furnaces will prevent 
ninety-eight per cent of smoke when burning 
any grade or quality of soft coal. 

Second— That the economy will be at least 
twenty per cent over present cost, using same 
grade of fuel. 

Third — That each boiler will do as much 
w«rk as you are now doing with two boilers, 
thus giving you double the amount of your 
present capacity. 

To arrive at amount of payment that we 
are to receive each and every month until we 
have received ninety-six huadred dollars, 
tests to be made by your and our engineers, 
weighing the water evaporated and coal 
burned, and whatever amount is shown in 
our favor, during the test for thirty days, 
shall be a basis of payment every month. 
When testing, the boilers t© be worked to 
their rated ^capacity, or over, and the same 
grade of fuel used in both tests. 

Two of these furnaces to be placed at Rice 



and Llnctiln street ))lant, and two at lialnteJ 
felri'ct plant, each of HtHi hortse power capacity. 

Hy thiK arrangi'iiifnt, you will sec that the 
('ity of Chicago can secure four or more fur- 
naces free of cost, can get un increased bailer 
capacity, freedom from htnoke, and a saving 
of at least liO jjcr cent in cost of fuel, after 
each furnace has paid for Itself. 

Commending our interest to your kind con- 
sideration, we are, 

Very respectfully, 

T/ic Jfdwh'i/ Doum Draft Furnacf. Co. 

K. T. B LET Eli, 

J'reaideiit. 

Which was referrel to the Committee Ott 
Finance. 

ALSO. 

The following veto message: 

Mayor's Office, } 
November 26th, l'J(X). f 

To the Honorable., the City (Jouncil of the City 
of Chicago: 

Gentlemen — I herewith return, without 
my approval, an order passed at the last 
meeting of the Council directing the Chief of 
Police to detail four police officers to investi- 
gate the number of cars operated by the ele-^ 
vated railroads without license, and collect 
evidence for the prosecution of those so 
operating, for the reason that this matter has 
already been taken in hand for intestigation 
by the Corporation Counsel and the City Col- 
lector. The evidence is now collected as to- 
the number of cars used by the companies, 
and the Corporation Counsel has the matter- 
in hand for the purpose of compelling the 
payment of all license fees due and unpaid. 

Respectfully, 

Carteb H. Harrison, 

3fayor. 

Aid. Foreman moved to reconsider the vote- 
by which the order referred to in the 
veto message of His Honor, the Mayor, was 
passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Foreman moved that the order be 
passed, the veto of His Honor, the Mayor, tc 
the contrary notwithstanding. 

The motion was lost. 



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ALSO, 

The following veto message: 

Mayor's Office, 
November 26th, 1900. 

To the Eonorable, the City Council : 

Gentlemen — 1 herewith return, without 
my approval, an ©rder passed by your Hon- 
orable Body at its last meeting, permitting 
firemen of the city fire department to pur- 
chase uniforms or materials for same at such 
place or places as they may desire, for the 
reasons given in the accompanying commu- 
nication from Fire Marshal Swenie. I would 
suggest the reference of this order to the 
Committee on Judiciary. 

Respectfully, 

Cartes H. Harrison, 



Headquarters Fire Department, 
Chicago, 111., November 23, 1900. 

Hon. Carter IT. Harrison^ JIayor: 

Dear Sir: — At the meeting of the City 
Council held Noveml»er 19, 1900, an order 
was passed to the effect that members of this 
department be permitted to purchase uni- 
forms or materials for same at such place or 
places as they may desire, provided the con- 
ditions as to naalie, quality or brand of 
fabric and all specifications [as to work- 
manship and trimmings are fully met. I 
think this order was introduced and passed 
under a misapprehension of the facts. For 
the sake of uniformity and to secure good 
cloth this department some years ago adopted 
a certain brand and grade ©f material and re- 
quired that all uniforms be made therefrom. 
To insure this result the sale of this cloth was 
given to Work Brothers exclusively, they 
being required to furnish it to any one hold- 
ing a specification for a fireman's uniform at 
a certain fixed and specified price. No uni- 
form is accepted unless the specification 
bear their certification that this cloth has been 
purchased. Our men have their uniforms 
made wherever they choose, the only require- 
ment being that the proper cloth be used and 
that they be made in accordance with the 
specifications furnished by this department. 
The plan has worked very satisfactorily for 
many years and I have never heard any com- 
plaints. I hope the order will fee rescinded. 

Yours respectfully, 

D. J. Swenie, Fire Marshal. 



Aid. Powers m®ved to reconsider the vote 
by which the order referred to in theveta. 
message of His Honor, the Mayor,was passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Powers moved its reference to the- 
Committee on Judiciary. 

The motion prevailed. 

also, 

The following veto message: 

Mayor's Office, }■ 
November 26, 1900. f 

To the Ho7ioraNe, the City Council: 

Gejstlemen — I return herewith, without 
my approval, an order passed by your Hon- 
orable Body at its last meeting giving the C. , 
Turner Company permission to erect a tem- 
porary shed at 2611 Archer avenue, for the.- 
reason that serious complaints have been 
made by adjoining property-owners to th© 
establishment of garbaere reduction works at 
this point. While I am satisfied the Turner. 
Company conducts its business in as hygienic 
and inoffensive a manner as it could possibly 
be carried on, still I do not feel an order ot 
this character should be passed without at 
least referring it first to a committee where 
not only the Turner Company, but also the- 
adjoining property-owners, would have an. 
opportunity of making their position known. 
I would therefore recommend the reference 
of this order to the Committee on Judiciary 
with instructions to make an immediate in- 
vestigation and report. 

Respectfully, 

Carter H. Harrison, 
Mayor. 

Ald.Fareman moved to reconsider the vote;, 
by which the order referred to in the. 
veto message ©f His Honor, the Mayor, was. 
passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Foreman moved its reference to the 
Committee on Judiciary. 

The motion prevailed. 

also. 

The following vet® message: 

Mayor's Office, > 
November 26, 1900. f 

To the ITotiorahle, the City Coimcil of the City ■ 
of Chicaga: 

Gentlemen— I herewith return, without 



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my iipproviil, an onlliiiince piissotl by your 
Honor.ilih' lUily iit Itb last re«:ulur iiiuol-iti;;. 
riipfulliii; ati orcliiiaiici! for Ihv opiMiiiit; of 
Wiist IHih Hi.roct, from South ( 'antral Turk 
uvuuui) to Soulli hawruliilu uvcnuu, and di- 
rei'tlii^r tlio •( 'orporutiou Counsel to (UsiiiIkk 
lliu ))i)titioii aiul discoiitiuue all proceed I u^^s 
in Case No. 2()n,6r)7 lu the Superior Court of 
t'ooU ('ourily, eutillcd City of Chicago vs. 
l.'l:inc*y J. Dempster, i*t al., for the coudeiii- 
uation of land for said street, and for levy- 
in^r an assessment therefor, for the following 
reason « : 

Norernber ;U), ISIU, the City Council i)Hssed 
an ordinance for a connected systetn of sew- 
ers in certain streets, includinff said West 
ISth .street, from Central Park avenue to 
Ijawndale avenue. 'J'here was no such street, 
and, for that reason, the owners of the land 
tiled objections to the special assessment pro- 
ceeding's to defray the cost of said improve- 
ment. December 21, 1891, the City Council 
passed an ordinance to lay out and open 
West 18th street, from Central Park avenue 
to Lawndale avenue, and condemnation pi'o- 
ceedings were be<^un. May 25, 1892, 
«, judgment was entered in said con- 
■demnation proceedings for $5,940, for 
land to be taken, in favor of said Clancy J. 
Dempster, et al. May 26, 1892 (the next day 
after the entry ©f the judgment) said 
Dempster, et al., relying upon said judgment, 
withdrew their objections to the assessment 
and judgment of confirmation was entered. 
The city entered upon the land of said 
Dempster, et al., and laid the sewer across it. 
Afterwards, on January 23, 1893, shortly 
before the warrant was to issue for the col- 
lection of the special assessment, the City 
Council repealed the ordinance laying out 
said street, and the Corporation Counsel 
thereupon dismissed the condemnation pro- 
ceeding. The city then proceeded to enforce 
the judgment of confirmation and collect the- 
special assessment. 

The said Clancy J. Dempster et al., then 
filed a bill in the Superior Court of Cook 
dounty, praying that the city be restrained 
from collecting said special assessment, or, 
in the alternative, tliat the city carry out its 
agreement under which the judgment was 
entered, and the complainants offered to the 
city a conveyance of title of said land which 
it Would have acquired under the condemna- 
tion proceedings. 

April 14, 1898, after argument, and on the 



city's motion, the bill was dismissed for wan' 
of e(|uity, and the complainants a|)i)ealed to 
the Supreme Court, which, on Octoljer 24, 
1H9H. rororsod said judtfmant of the lower 
court, holding that "if the transaction had 
tak»!n place between two individuals then; 
c(JuUl bo but one voice concerning lis char- 
actor as u llagraut fraud," and that the com- 
]>lainant's '"bill .showed good ground for 
Slotting aside the judgment of C(;ntlrrnation) 
and restoring the parties i® their original 
rights unless the agreement should be carried 
out by the defendant"' (the City of Chicago;. 

January 5, 1899, in jjursuanoe of said opin- 
ion of the Supreme Court, the Corporation 
Counsel entered into an agreement on behalf 
of the Law Department of the city to recom- 
mend that an (ordinance for the condemnation 
of the property involved be passed; that if 
the property be condemned as worth $5,940 
to recommend that the jury so find that 
amount in said condemnation proceeding; 
but if a larger amount is claimed or desired 
by the owners of the property, to try the 
question of its value before a jury, and let 
the jury determine from the evidence its 
value, whether the same be more or less than 
said amount of 15,940, and that, in the mein- 
time, the chancery proceeding »f Dempster, 
et al. against the city should rest until the 
determination of the condemnation suit. 

The passage of the ordinance repealing an 
ordinance for the opening of West 18th 
street, between South Central Park avenue 
and South Lawndale avenue, would nullify 
the agreement made by the Corporation 
Counsel, and would result in a decree restrain- 
ing the city from collecting from said Clancy 
J. Dempster et al. the special assessments 
assessed against their property, and also in a 
judgment ousting said sewer from said land. 
I would advise the reference of this matter to 
the Committee on Judiciary. 

Respectfully, 

Carter H. Harrison, 
Jfayor. 

Board of Local Improvements, } 
Chicago, November 24rh, I'JOO. [ 

IfoH. (Jharles Jf. TiaZAer, Corporalio?i Couti' 
sel: 

Dear Sir — I notice from the Council Pro- 
ceedings of November 19th, page 1288, that 
an ordinance was introduced for the repeal of 
an ordinance for the opening of West 18th 



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street, between South Central Park avenue 
and South Lawndale avenue. 

This is a proceeding- that was started at the 
recommendation of the Corporation Counsel's 
office in connection with the case of the City 
vs. Dempster, referred to in the action of the 
Council. 

If this proceeding should be vetoed, will 
you take such steps as is necessary to protect 
the city's interests? 

Yours very truly, 

John A. May, 

iSecretary Board of Local Improvements. 

Aid. Brennan (10th ward) moved to recon- 
sider the vote by which the ordinance re- 
ferred to in the veto message of His Honor, 
the Mavor, was passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid, Brennan (iOth ward) moved its refer- 
ence to the Committee on Judiciary. 

The motion prevailed. 

The Clerk presented the claim of John T. 
Conroy for services in the Water Pipe Ex- 
tension Department, which was' 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

The City Electrician submitted the follow- 
ing communication : 

Departme>!T'Of Electricity, ) 
Chicago, III., November 26th, 1900. f 

To tlie Honorable^ the Mayor and City Coun- 
cil, City Hall: 

Gentlemen — I am advised that the com- 
munication forwarded to the Council last 
week in which authority was asked f©r the 
vouchering of bills in excess of the amount 
appropriated for street lighting was not 
properly worded, and would not afford the 
relief which is asked for. 

The amount of $450,000.00 appropriated for 
^ lighting public streets has been expended, 
and an emergency appropriation of 1260,- 
OOO.OO will be absolutely necessary that the 
lighting of the streets may be continued. 

This is a matter of grave importance to the 
city, and I trust will receive prompt attention 
by your Honorable Body. 

Yours truly, 

Edward B. Ellicott, 
City Elect-riciaii. 



Which was referred to th© Committee on 
Finance. 

The Commissioner of Public Works sub- 
mitted the following communication : 

Department of Public Works, \ 
Chicago, November 24, 1900. j 

To the Honorable, the 3Tayor and the City 
Council: 

Gentlemen— Referring to the order of 
your Honorable Body of October 22, 1900, 
page 1199 of Proceedings, directing the Com- 
missioner of Public Works to proceed to re- 
quire the Lake Street Elevated Railroad 
Company to widen the roadway of Lake 
street, by moving back the curb between 
Rockwell street and Homan avenue, I beg to 
state that said company has been notified to 
comply with said order; also that an esti- 
mate has been made by the Street Depart- 
ment of the cost of said work, which esti- 
mate I transmit herewith, with an opinion of 
the Corporation Counsel advising the Com- 
missioner of Public Works that it will be 
necessary for the city to have the work per- 
formed before the collection of the amount 
of money expended for the doing of said 
work can be made from said railroad com- 
pany. 

Very respectfully, 

L. E. McGann, 
Commissioner of Public Works. 



Department of Public Works, I 
Chicago, October 31, 1900. ( 

Hon. L. E. McOann, Commissi07ier of Fub~ 
lie Works: 

Dear Sir — Attached find report of my As- 
sistant Engineer, W". W. Green, with ap- 
proval of Ge@rge K. Wheelock, Chief Engi- 
neer, estimating the cost of resetting curb, 
etc., on account of widening of West Lake 
street, between Rockwell street and Homan 
avenue, from 48 to 52 feet, as per order ©f 
Council passed October 22, 1900, page 1199. 

Very truly, 

M. J. Doherty, 
Superintendent of Streets. 

Department of Public Works, ) 
Chicago, October 31st, 1900 ) 

3Tr. C^eo. K. Wheelock, Chief Bngi^ieer; 

Dear Sir— Referring to the Council order 



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of Oi tulier r.HHi, pn:e WW. for wUU-ri i , 
tke roadway of Lake t-treet. between R<'< k- 
well street unil Ilornaii avenue, from 4^ feet 
feet, 1 would estimate the expense :is 
follows • 

Curb wali reWuiit l-.'4 ft., at >J (Mi..jf ,;4'' "Ki 
Curb stone reset •J.4'.'u ft . at "JO 

cent* -IM 00 

Curb stone renewed ft., ul «J<» 

lents 4.:i5«i 00 

Cedar block pavement 2.150 square 

yartls. at $1.10 2.3»y) 00 

Adjusting catch basins, 37, at $5. . . 185 00 

Total « 7.63b 00 

The ordinance under which the expense of 
the above improvement can be collected from 
the Lake Street Elevated Railway Company 
is found in Council Proceedings of November 
13th. 18iH), page lOm, Section 2a-g, and is as 
follows : 

' If an ordinance shall hereafter be passed 
narrowiag the sidewalk space between the 
west line of Rockwell street and the east line 
of Crawford avenue or West Fortieth street, 
then said Lake Street Elevated Railway Com- 
pany, its successors and assigns, shall pay to 
the City of Chicago the expense of resetting 
the curb stone on both sides of said street 
tietween said points, and also the expense of 
repavinc: the additional width given t« the 
roadway by so narrowing the sidewalk space, 
similar to the pavement now laid between 
said points.-' 

Respectfully submitted. 

Wm. W. Green, 
Asst. Engiueer. 

Examined and appreved October 31. 1900. 

Geo. K. Wheelock. 

(Jhiff Engineer of Streets. 



Office of the CorNSEL 

to tee Corporation. ^ 
>'©vember 23. 1900. ) 

Son. L. E. JIcGann. Commissioner of Public 
WorJcs: 

Dear Sir — In reply to your letter of No- 
rember 14. 1900. inquirino: as to the right of 
the city to compel the Lake Street Elevated 
Railroad Company to pay certain expenses 
rendered necessary by the proposed widening 
of West Lake street, between Rockwell street 
and Homan avenue, said expense being the 
expense of resetting the curb stones on both 



- < •» of said West Lake street between said 
ii 'iiit-. utid the expense of paving the nddl- 
tional roadway of said Wiit Lake street be- 
tween said p<iintA,you are advised as follows: 

The rlfc'ht of the city lo compel said rall- 
roiul c<triii)any to pay said expenses rest« <>n a 
provision in an onlinance pa«sed on N<»vem- 
•icr 24, 18W), grantlot; to the predecessor of 
said railroad company, viz: the Lake Street 
Elevated Railway Company, a right of way 
on Lake street from Canal street to Craw- 
ford avenue, which provision is as follows: 

"If an ordinance shall hereafter be passed 
narrowing the sidewalk space between the 
west line of Rockwell street and the east line 
of Crawford avenue or West Fortieth street, 
then said Lake Street Elevated Railway 
Company, its successors and assigns, shal^ 
pay the City of Chicago the expense of trans- 
ferring and of resetting the curb stone on 
both sides of said street between said points, 
and also the expense of repaving the addi- 
tional width given to the roadway by so nar- 
rowing the sidewalk space, similar to the 
pavement now laid between said points." — 
Special Ordinances of Chicago, p. S»4 fgi. 

The true meaning of this provision is. that 
the city must actually do the work and incur 
the expense of resetting the curb stones and 
of paving the additional roadway, before it 
can compel said railroad company to make 
any payment. Until said work is done, and 
said expense is incurred, a demand by the 
city upon said railroad company to pay to it 
the amount of the probable expense of said 
work as estimated by the City Engineer, if 
ignored by said railroad company, would 
give the city no right of action. 

I suggested to Aid. Maypole, who called to 
see me in regard to this matter, that it seemed 
to me that the proper way t© proceed would 
be to have the city first order the removal of 
the Elevated Railroad Company's columns. 
As it we»uld undoubtedly be some time before 
the work would be done, provision for the 
expense of doing it could easily be made itt 
the Appropriation Bill. The estimated cost 
of the work could also probably -be included 
in the bill as an estimated receipt. 

Very truly yours, 

Charles M. Walker, 

Corporation Counsel. 

Which was referred to the Committee on 
Finance. 



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The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted the folloAving communication : 

Board of Local Improvements, ) 
Chicago, 22d November, 1900. f 

To tlie Ho7iorahle, the Jfayor and the City 
Council: 

Gentlemen — In Warrant No. 23076, for 
the improvement of Wabansia avenue, from 
Kedzie avenue to Central Park avenue, the 
ordinance for this improvement was passed 
by the City Council on November 23d, 1896, 
and the w©rk, so far as completed, was done 
during the summer of 1898. At this time it 
was impossible to construct the improvement 
between Hancock street and Central Park 
avenue, because of the fact that the block 
was ©ccupied by an intermediate shaft of the 
Northwest Land Tunnel. This shaft has 
since been removed, and the contractor in- 
structed to proceed with the work, but he re- 
fuses to do so for the price stipulated in the 
original contract, claiming that since 1898 
there has been an increase in price of labor 
and material of from 25 to 40 per cent. The 
Superintendent of Streets and the Chief En- 
gineer of that bureau report that labor and 
aaaterial have advanced since that time, and 
recommend that the contractor be allowed 
an increase of 10 per cent for the uncom- 
pleted portion of the work, amount in the ag- 
gregate to $154.48. 

This increase being occasioned by reason of 
the construction ot the tunnel, the property 
owners should not be called upon to pay the 
same, but the additional anaount should be 
paid out of the Water Fund. 

I am instructed by the Board of Local Im- 
provements t® place this matter before your 
Honorabla Body and request that you take 
such action as is necessary to provide for the 
payment of the above amount. 

Respectfully submitted, 

John A. May, 

Secretary. 

Which was referred to the Committee on 
Finance. 

ALSO. 

The following communication: 

Board or Local Improvements, ) 
Chicago, November 26th, 1900. \ 

Son. Carter H. Harrison, JJayor, and Jfem- 
bers of the City Council: 

C Gentlemen — In response t© the order of 



your Honorable Body of November 12th, 
Couneil Pr®ceedings page No. 1243, I here- 
with submit for your consideration an ordi- 
nance establishing the width of the sidewalk 
space, and also an ordinance establishing the 
width of the roadway on Indiana avenue be- 
tween 18th and 22d streets. 

Respectfully submitted, 

John A. May, 
Secretary Board of Local Improvements. 

Aid. Foreman moved the passage of the 
ordinance establishing the sidewalk space. 

The motion prevailed and the ordinance 
was passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Thompson, Ail- 
ing. Dixon, Foreman, Jackson, McCormiek, 
Martin, Brenner, Fick, Garry, Novak (8th 
ward). Hurt, Byrne, Novak (10th ward),. 
Brennan (10th ward), Finn, Gary, MaypolCv 
Bos, Beilfuss, Hallstrom, Raymer, Smulski, 
Kunz, Johnson, Oberndorf, Brennan (18th. 
ward, 'Conlon, Morris, Powers, Pettibone, 
Eisfeldt, Werno, Herrmann, Smith, Gold- 
zier, Peterson, Olson, Helm, Minwegen, 
Butler, Williston, Blake (26th ward), Kuester,, 
Keeney, Wulff, Rector, Hackley, Russell, 
Carey, Zeman, Boyd, Eidmann. Badenoch, 
Nelson, Mavor, Watkins, Jones, Benaett, 
Corkery, Race, Hunter — 64. 

liays — None. 

The f«llowing is the ordinance as passed r 

AN ORDINANCE 

Establishing the sidewalk space on each 
side ©f Indiana avenue, from the south - 
curb line of 18th street to the north curb 
line of 22nd street, in the City of Chicago, 
County of Cook and State of Illinois. 

Be it ordahted by the City Council of the City, 
of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the sidewalk space on 
eaeh side of Indiana avenue, from the south 
curb line of 18th street tO the north curb line 
of 22nd street, be and the same is hereby 
established at 11 feet. 

Section 2. That all ©rdinances or parts 
of ordinances conflicting with this ordinance, 
be and the same are hereby repealed. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall be in 
force from and after its passage. 



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Aid. Forenmn moved the passaire of the 
orillnutico extublislilnu' ll>t' r<»inl\v:iy. 

'J'lio nioildii prevHileil mul the ordinuDce 
passed Wy veus aiul tiavb foUuWh: 

YtitK- Kcniui, C'ou;,'liliti, Tlll)lIlll.■^on. All- 
itiif, Dixoii, Foreman. Jackson, MrCor- 
iiiick, Martin, Brenner, Kick, Garry, Novak 
<*»th ward), Hurl, Byrne, Novak (llUh ward), 
Brennan (lOlh ward), Finn, tiary, May- 
pole, Bos, Beilfuss, Hallstroni, Kaymer, 
iSmulski, KuDz, Jolmson, Oberndorf, Bren- 
nan (IHth ward). Con Ion, Morris. Powers, 
Fellibone.Eisfeldt,\Verno, Herrmann, Smith. 
Goldzier, Peterson, Olson, Helm, Minwejjen, 
Butler, Williston, Blake (*Jf)th ward), Kues- 
ter, Keeney, WuUl. Rector, Hackley, Russell. 
Carey, Zeman, Boyd, Eidmann, Badenoch, 
Nelson, Mavor, Watkins, Jones, Bennett, 
Corkery, Race, Hunter— <)4. 

Kays — None. 

The following is the ordinance as passed: 

AX ORDIXAXCE 

Establishing the ^idth of roadway of In- 
diana avenue, from the south curb line of 
ISth street to the north curb line of :22nd 
street, in the City of Chicago, County of 
Co©k and State of Illinois. 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 
of Chicago: 

Section 1. That tne width of the roadway 
of Indiana avenue, from the south curb line 
of ISth street to the north curb line of 22nd 
street, be and the same is hereby established 
at 44 feet. 

Section 2. That all ordinances or parts of 
ordinances conflicting with this ordinance be 
and the same are hereby repealed. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall be in 
force frena and after its passage. 

also, 

A report and ordinance repealing an ordi- 
nance for a 12-foot piank sidewalk on both 
sides of Kensington avenue, from Prairie 
avenue to Front street. 

By unaniraaus consent, on motion of Aid. 
Watkins. the ordinance was put upon its 



pusHa^'e and passed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Vtini — Kenna, Coii;^liiin. Thompson. All- 
Injf, Dixon, Foreman, Jackson, McCor- 
mick, Martin. Brenner. Fick, Garry, Novak 
(Mh ward .Hurt, Byrne, Novak (lOthward), 
Brennan (10th ward), Finn, Gary. May- 
pole, Bos, Bellfusfi, dallstrom, Raynier, 
SmulskI, Kunz, Johnson, Oberndorf, Bren- 
nan (I^Jth ward), Conlon, Morris, Powers, 
Pettibone,ICisfeldt, Weuno, Herrmann, Smith, 
Goldzier, Peterson, Olson, Helm, Minwcfen, 
Butler, Williston, Blake (20th ward), Kues- 
ter. Keeney, WulfT, Rector. Hackley, Russell, 
Carey. Zeman. Boyd, Eidmann, Badenoch, 
Nelson, Maror, Watkins, Jones, Bennett, 
Corkery, Race, Hunter— ♦)4. 

Sayn — None. 

The following is the ordinance as passed: 

i»N OUIUNANCE 

Repealing an ordinanc« for a twelve-To«t 

plank sidewalk on both sides of Kensing- 
ton avenue, from Prairie avenue to Front 
street, in the City of Chicago. County of 
Cook, and State of Illinois. 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 
of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the ordinance entitled 
"An ordinance for a twelve-foot plank side- 
walk ©n both sides of Kensington avenue, 
from Prairie avenue to Front street,'* pasieil 
I January 31st. li'QS. be and the same is hereby 
I repealed, and that the assessment made under 
the provisions of said ordinance, confirmed 
July 14th. 1S9S, Warrant No. 23S51, be and 
the same is hereljy annulled. 

Section 2. That the City Comptroller be 
and he is hereby directed to refund all money 
paid on account of said Warrant No. 2S851 
upon presentation of the original receipts for 
the same. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall be in force 
from and after its passage. 



PETITIONS, COMMUNICATIONS AND OBD I 
NANCES . 

Aid. Race presented an ordinance for the 



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[1900 



establishment of public lavatories, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary. 

Aid. Bennett presented the claim of prem- 
ises No. S163 Cornell avenue for rebate of 
water tax, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Bennett presented the following or- 
ders: 

Ordered. That an item in the Appropria- 
tion Bill published on page 2S30 of the Coun- 
cil Proceedings on April 4, 1900. reading as 
fallows to- wit : "'For sheeting and deepen- 
ing Stony Island avenue ditch, from Soth 
street to Pittsburg, Ft. Wayne and Chi- 
cago Railroad. ^2.500," be transferred to the 
Ward Fund of the Thirty-fourth Ward, to 
be expended in dtepening and cleaning 
ditches and gutters in the Thirty-fourth 
Ward. 

Ordered. That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to erect two lamp posts 
in front of. the Jackson Park Club on 60th 
street, between Washington avenue and 
Madison avenue. 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to erect three lamp 
posts on Drexel avenue, between T4th and 
Toth streets, one of which shall be in front of 
the Swedish Lutheran Church at T426 Drexel 
avenue. 

Which were, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Bennett presented the claim of E. F. 
Nichols for special assessment rebate, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Mavor presented the following request ! 

.Department of Public Works, ) 
Chicago. November 22, 1900. \ 

To the Honorable, the Committee on Finance'. 

Gentlemen — I transmit herewith a letter 
from the City Engineer requesting a trans- 
fer of $3,000 from the appropriation for brass 
castings to the credit of hydrant and stop- 
valve castings. The furnishing of special 
castings for water pipes being laid in Larra- 
bee street and Norwood Park makes this 
transfer necessary. 

Vey respectfully, 

L. E. McGann, 
Commi^sio?ier of Public Works. 



Department or Public Works, { 
Chicago, November 21, 1900. \ 

Hon. L. E. JIcGcun, Commissioner of Public 
Woi'ks: 

Dear Sir — The prosecution of the work of 
laying water pipes in Larrabee street and ia 
Norwood Park made it necessary to purchase 
a considerable amount of special castings, 
which has made such a draft on the appro- 
priation for special eastings that I am not 
able to keep inside this particular appropria- 
tion unless I am authorized by the Council 
to transfer from the item "brass castings" 
the amount of 83.000 and apply same to the 
item ''hydrant and stop-valve castings."' 
This, of course, does not mean any increase 
whatever in the appropriation for my bureau, 
but simply a transfer from one item to an- 
other. As a matter of fact, we will have a 
balance of about 8300,000 in this bureau at 
the end of the year. 

Yours truly, 

John Ericson, 

City Engineer. 

Aid. Mavor moved to concur in the request. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Fert.s'— Kenna. Coughlin, Thompson, Ail- 
ing, Dixon. Foreman, Jackson, McCor- 
mick, Martin. Brenner. Fick. Garry, Novak 
(Sth ward) . Hurt, Byrne, Novak ( 10th ward) , 
Brennan (10th ward), Finn. Gary. May- 
pole, Bos, Beilfuss, Hallstrom. Raymer. 
Smulski. Kunz, Johnson, Oberndorf, Bren- 
nan (iSth ward), Conlon, Morris, Powers, 
Pettibone, Eisfeldt,Werno, Herrmann, Smith, 
Goldzier. Peterson. Olson, Helm. Minwegen. 
Butler. Williston. Blake (26th ward), Kues- 
ter, Keeney, Wulff, Rector. Hackley, Russell^ 
Carey, Zeman. Boyd. Eidmann. Badenoch, 
Nelson. Mavor, Watkins. Jones, Bennett, 
Corkery, Race, Hunter — 64. 

Nays — None. 

Aid. Nelson presented the following order: 

Ordered. That the words '"Commissioner of 
Public Works'" be substituted for '-the City 
Engineer" in an order passed by this Council 
November 19th. page 1275. Council Preceed- 
ings, relating to tbe repair of the breakwater 
at the foot of 53d street. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Eidmann presented a petition of voters 



NoVfMlllx'C 'jCl, I 



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fl900 



of Keniwoed for eli'ctilc llifhts on streets, 
whlfli was 

Refurroii tu the Comrnittoe on FlDaace. 

Alil. Klilnimiii presentiMl the followin'r or- 
der: 

WnKHKAB, Ol)joctions to the conflrui.-itloii 
of ihe ussussiiuMit for curltiiii;. (fnmliritf atul 
pavintr (slair) KKUl slreut, from Micliit:«r» ave- 
nue to a p«int west of Throop street, have 
been sustained by the County Court, for the 
reason tliat the center sixteen (10) feet ajfreetl 
t© b« paved l»y tlie fi'anchiso ordinance of the 
CaluMieL Hlectrle Railway (.'onipany was not 
excepted fiom the ordinance passed by this 
Council for the said improvement; it is 

Ordered. That the Hoard of Local Improve- 
ments be and are herel)y re(iuested to imme- 
diately prepare another ordinance for the im- 
provement of said street, between said bound- 
aries, with the same kind of material and in 
the same manner, bearinjj in mind the ex- 
ceptions to be made of the right of way of the ■ 
railway which runs in said street, and to pre- 
sent the same to this Council at the earliest 
moment. 

Which was referred to the Board of Local 
Improvements. 

Aid. Eidmann presented the following 
order: 

Ordered, That the Comptroller be and he 
is hereby directed to transfer from the Fi- 
nance Committee Contingent Fund to the 
credit of Warrant No. 19965 the sum of 
$175.45, said amount being assessed against 
the City of Chicago as public benefits in the 
opening of 91st street, from State street to 
Canal street. 

Which was referred to the Committee on 
Finance. 

Aid. Eidmann presented an order for a 
sewer in Aberdeen street, from 88th street to 
S9th street, which was 

Referred to the Board of Local Improve- 
ments. 

Aid. Zeman presented the following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
issue a permit to A. Heiueman, of 5049 Ash- 
land avenue, to string a muslin sign on side- 
walk, same to be removed by December 31, 
1900. 



Aid. Boyd presented the following or- 
ders: 

Ordt'rcd, That the Cominlssioner of Pub- 
lic Works Ije and ho Is hereby directed to 
Issue a permit to James Curry to erect a 
hand-ball court 22x:k)x70 hitfh, in the rear of 
r)4;{S Wentworth avenue. 

Ordrrrd, That the City Clerk lie an<l he Is 
h( rel)y tllrected to return to Cornelius Can- 
nally the pajiers on tile In his oHice in the 
case of Cannally vs. City of Chicago. 

Which were, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Carey presented the claim of M. J. 
arid J. Donohue for damage to property, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Carey presented the claim of John C. 
Fischer for damage to property, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Keeney presented the following or- 
ders for: 

Six-foot plank sidewalk on both sides of 
FuUerton avenue, from North 44th avenue to 
North 48th avenue. 

Six-foot plank sidewalk on both sides of 
North 43d avenue, from Arinitage avenue to 
Humboldt avenue. 

Six-foot plank sidewalk on both sides of 
Ridgeway avenue, from Armitage avenue to 
Bloomingdale road . 

Sewer in West Addison avenue, from the 
North Branch of the Chicago River to a 
point 158 feet west of the east line of Section 
21, Township 40 North. Range 13, east of the 
3rd P. M. 

Cemeni: sidewalk on east side of North 
Hermitage avenue, from Addison avenue to 
Cornelia street, in front of No. 1973 North 
Hermitage avenue. 

Which were referred to the Board of 
Local Improvements. 



Aid. 
order: 



Keeney presented the following 



Ordered. That the Superintendent of the 
Fire Department be and he is hereby re- 
quested to locate and put in operation a fire- 
alarm box at the corner of FuUerton avenue 
and North Central Park avenue. 



Which was, on motion, duly passed. 



Which was, on motion, duly passed. 



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[1900 



Aid. Keenej' presented the following 
order : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
lay 20 feet of water supply pipe in North 
Central Park avenue, between Fullerton 
avenue and DunniDj? street, to connect 
with pipe now in said avenue, expense of 
same to be paid out of the Water Fund. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. WulfE presented the following ordi- 
nance: 

£e it ordained by the City Council of the City 
of Chicago: 

Section 1. In consideration of the 

2 acceptance hereof, and the undertaking 

3 by the said Citizens' Electric Street Rail- 

4 way Company to comply with the provis- 

5 ions herein contained, consent, permis- 

6 sion and authority are hereby granted to 

7 said company, its successors and assigns. 
S and said company is hereby required to 
9 lay down, construct, maintain and oper- 

10 ate, for the period of twenty (30) years 

11 from and after the date of the passage of 
13 this ordinance, a single or double track 

13 street railroad, with all such necessary 

14 and convenient turnouts, side tracks and 

15 switches, as the Commissioner of Public 

16 Works may approve and permit, in, 

17 along, and upon certain streets in the 

18 City of Chicag® hereinafter named, with 

19 the right to connect with other street 

20 railroad tracks, and to operate upon said 

21 street railroad herein authorized, rail- 
23 waj cars in the manner and for the time 

23 and upon the conditions herein pre- 

24 scribed. 

Sectiox 3. That said Citizens' Elec-. 

2 trie Railway of Chicago, its successors or 

3 assigns, is hereby authorized to lay the 

4 tracks, with all necessary turn tables, 

5 turnouts, sidetracks and switches, as 

6 provided in the first section of this ordi- 

7 nance, along and upon the following 
iS streets and alleys in the City of Chicago: 

9 Beginning at the east line of Evanston 



10 avenue at the intersection of Evanstoa 

11 avenue and Foster avenue; thence west 

12 along Foster avenue to Lincoln avenue; 

13 thence northwesterly along Lincoln 

14 avenue to the city limits. 

Section 3. The cars of said railway 

2 company may be operated by animal or 

3 electric power; provided, if the said 

4 company shall elect to propel and operate 

5 its cars by electric power, the same may 

6 be propelled and operated by electric 

7 overhead contact trolley wires and neces- 

8 sary feeder wires for said line, suspended 

9 from poles set within the curb line limit 

10 of the street on either side thereof, or 

11 from bracket poles placed in the center 

12 of the street, the placing of said poles to 

13 be determined by the Mayor and the 

14 Commissioner of Public Works; said 

15 poles to be of ornnmental iron or steel, 

16 and of such construction and design as 

17 the Mayoj and the Commissioner of Pub- 
is lie Works may approve, and so adjusted 
19 as to obstruct the public use of the 
30 streets and sidewalks as little as possi- 
21 ble. The said trolley and feeder wires 
33 shall be suspended not less than eighteen 

33 and one-half (18)^) feet above the rails, 

34 and the said poles and supports shall be 

25 placed on an average of not less than one 

26 hundred and fifteen (115) feet apart. No 
37 poles shall be set at the intersections of 

35 streets and alleys. 

Section 4. For the purpose of ope- 

3 rating said cars, said Citizens' Street 

3 Railway Company may make all such 

4 needful and convenient curves, tracks, 

5 turnouts, excavations and sewer connec- 

6 tions as the Commissioner of Public 

7 Works may approve, and connect the 

8 said wires herein authorized with the 

9 generator or power station or stations, 

10 or with any station or power house or 

11 houses that may be erected along the 
13 lines of said railway, and said company 
13 may convey said c®nnecting wires from 



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14 such power hou«iC or station to the llnei* 
ir» of wires lierehy uutlK)rlze(l upon polos 
K't placed upon or along the alleys of the 
17 city, or whenever, in the judifinetit of the 

15 Commissioner of Public Works, It shall 
!{• »>e Impracticable to place such pole» in 
L'O alleys, he may, for tlie purpose above 

21 mentioned, permit to be placed in streets 

22 ornamental Iron or steel poles of such con- 
2H struction and design as he may approve 
24 or said company may. if the Mayor and 
2r) Commissioner of Public \Vf,rI<s consent 
20 thereto, convey said connecting wires in an 

27 underground conduit through the streets 

28 and alleys of the City ©f Chicago, which 

29 conduit shall be used by said company for 

30 the purpose herein set forth only. Before 

31 making any excavation or in anywise in- 

32 terfering with the surface of any street 

33 or alley, said company shall obtain from 

34 the Commissioner of Public Works 

35 a permit therefor, and shall also deposit 
3t) with the Treasurer of the City of Chi- 

37 cago a sum sufficient to cover the cost of 

38 restoring such street or alley according 

39 to an, estimate of the probable cost there- 

40 of to be made by the Commissioner of 

41 Public Works in each case. The cars or 

42 carriages to be used on said railway line 

43 hereby authorized shall be used for no 

44 other purpose than to carry passengers 

45 and their ordinary baggage and mail, 

46 and they shall be kept clean and well 

47 lighte<^. and shall be heated as herein- 

48 after provided. At least one car shall be 

49 run » very half hour, each way, during 

50 the hours between s'.x o'clock A. M. and 

51 twelve o'clock P. and at least one 

52 car. which, however, may be drawn by 

53 horses, shall be run every hour each way 

54 during the hours between twelve o'clock 

55 P. Af. and six o'clock A. M. 

Section 5. The said Citizens' Elec- 

2 trie Street Railway Company, its suc- 

3 cessors or assigns, as respects the grad- 

4 ing, paving, macadamizing, planking or 

5 repairing or using of the aforesaid 



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streets and alleys, shall at its own cost 
and expense koop, If single track, eight 
(H) feet, or If double track, sixteen (16) 
feet, In good repair and condition, dur- 
ing all the time to which the 
privileges hereby granted shall extend 
in accordance with the orders and regu- 
lations of the Commissioner of Public 
Works of the City of Chicago. 

And wlum any new impravement of 
Jiny character shall be ordered by the 
City Council of the said city said Citi- 
zens' ?31ectric Street Railway Company, 
its successors or assigns, at its own cost 
and expense, shall, in the manner re- 
(juired by the city authorities, noake such 
improvement for the width above speci- 
fied, said sixteen (16) feet to include the 
said side tracks as laid in said streets and 
alleys. 

And if the said Citizens' Electric Street 
Railway Company shall neglect or fail 
to make any improvements as aforesaid 
for the space of twenty (20) dayt after 
notice so to do from the Superintendent 
of Public Works or any other proper 
officer of said city to any officer ©f said 
Citizens' Electric Street Railway Coni- 
pany, or its successors or assigns, then 
and in such case the city may at its 
option do the same and the company 
shall repay to the city upon demand the 
cost thereof. 

Provided, further^ That when ordered 
by the City Council of the City of Chi- 
cago the said Citizens' Electrie Street 
Railway Company, its successors or as- 
signs, at its own cost and expense, shall, 
in the manner required by the city auth- 
orities, pave with cedar block pavements 
and keep in repair such portions of the 
follewing streets and alleys as shall be 
used by said Citizens' Electric Street 
Railway Company by its lines when com- 
pleted in accordance with this ordinance, 
viz. : . 



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52 Foster avenue, from Evanston avenue 

53 to Lincoln avenue. 

54 Lincoln avenue, from Foster avenue to 

55 the city limits. 

Section 6. At least one-half of the 

2 tracks authorized to be constructed by 

3 this ordinance shall be laid and 

4 completed within a period of 

5 'eighteen (18) months after the passage 

6 and acceptance of this ordinance. Thq 

7 balance of the tracks authorized to be 

8 laid by this ordinance shall be laid and 

9 completed, and said entire railway shall 

10 be fully equipped and in operation 

11 within three years after the passage of 

12 this orainance. If said company should 

13 fail to complete said tracks within the 

14 times above specified, respectively, the 

15 rights and privileges hereby granted will 

16 cease and determine; and the City of 

17 Chicago shall have the right to remove 

18 all tracks, or any part thereof, laid by 

19 virtue of authority granted by this ©rdi- 

20 nance. And said company shall, in case 

21 of default in either of the above mentioned 

22 conditions as to time limit, be liable to 

23 the City of Chicago for the sum of ten 

24 thousand dollars (110,000) as agreed and 

25 liquidated damages for such default; and 

26 for the purpose of enforcing said liabili- 

27 ties said cempany shall, before or at the 

28 time of the acceptance of this ordinance, 

29 deposit with the treasurer of the City of 

30 Chicago the sum of ten thousand dollars 

31 ($10,000) in cash or bonds of the City of 

32 Chicaaro to the par value of ten thousand 

33 dollars (110,000), which shall be retained 

34 by said city absolutely in case of such 

35 default as abore mentioned, but shall be 

36 returned to said cempany upon the com- 

37 pletion of said entire street railway line 

38 herein authorized ; provided, that the 

39 same is completed within the times above 

40 limited. The times during which any 

41 legal proceeding may be pending whereby 

42 the said company shall be prevented 



43 from or delayed in constructing its rail- 

44 road, or ;iny part thereof, shall be ex- 

45 eluded from the time herein prescribed 

46 for the completion of said railroad and 

47 shall be allowed to said company in addi- 

48 tion to the time prescribed for the comple- 

49 tion thereof; provided, however, that 

50 such exclusion shall date only from the 

51 time when said coiv.pany shall have givea 

52 notice to the Corporation Counsel of the 

53 City of Chicago of the institution of such 

54 legal proceedings. 

55 The City of Chicago sl^all have the 

56 right to intervene in ar.y suit or proceec^- 

57 ing brought by any person or persons 

58 seeking to enjoin, restrain or in any 

59 manner interfere with the prosecution of 

60 said railway construction, and move for 

61 the dissolution of such injunction or re- 

62 straining order, and for any other proper 

63 order in such suit in case it shall deem 

64 such suit collusive or instituted for the 

65 purpose of delay. 

Section 7. The rate of fare to be 

2 charged upon the railway hereby author- 

3 ized shall be five cents for one continuous 

4 ride in one direction to any point within 

5 the present city limits reached by said 

6 railway or its omnibus or carette line 

7 running in connection therewith; pro- 

8 vided, that a reasonable extra charge maiK '* 

9 be made for the exclusive use of special 

10 cars and trains. The city police and fire- 

11 men in uniform shall be carried free of 

12 charge. 

Section 8. The tracks of said railway 

2 shall not be elevated above the surface of 

3 said street, and shall be laid with modern 

4 improved rails, and in such manner that 

5 carriages and other vehicles can easily 

6 and freely cross the same at all points 

7 and in all directions without obstruction,, 

8 and shall also be laid as near the center 

9 of said street as practicable. Section 1509 

10 of the Municipal Cede of Chicago, of. 

11 1881, shall not apply to the railway tracks 



KoVCIulnT 'li), I 



I'l herein iiiilliori/.L<(l, Itut iliu rallH to bo 

18 UKed nIiiiII \ui siiliHfactury to th» Mayor 

14 niul ( 'oiiiiniHHtoiier oT ^V^)rl<K niid 

15 sliiill 1)0 laid iiMti(M' tlii'ir vilrcci ion. 

Hkction '.». Tim siiid ( Mtizons' Klectric 

"2 Strt«t KailwHy C'ornpiiny sliall puy into 
tlio City TroHMiiy of tin- City of CIiIohk^o. 

4 for t Iio UHo of said city the sum of fifty 
o dollars (friO.OO) as an annual license fee 
t) for cacli and every car useil l>y said corn- 
7 pany on its lines herein autliorized, in 

5 the manner f()llowin<r: In computing 
'( ihe nunilxM- of cars upon whicli said 

10 license charj^e may be imposed, thirteen 

11 round trips, when one car is used in the 

12 transportation of passengers, shall be 

13 taken as equivy^leiit to one day's use of 

14 the car; one-thirteenth of such round 

15 trip during each qujtirter shall be divided 

16 by the number of days in such quarter, 

17 such quotient shall be the nunaberof cars 
IS subject to such license fee. The presi- 

19 dent or other chief officer of said com- 
"20 pany shall, under oath, report quarter 
21 yearly to the Comptroller of the City of 
"22 Chicago, of the whole number of cars 
23 so run by said company, and at the same 
S4 time pay to the said Comptroller twelve 
'"25 dollars and a naif for each car to be 
26 ascertained as above prescribed in this 
"37 section. The first quarter shall begin 
"28 upon the first day on which the said com- 
29 pany shall run a car or cars for the car- 
^0 riage of passengers. After the expira- 
51 tioa of five years from the date of the 
-32 passage of this ordinance the said Citi- 
^3 Zens' Electric Street Railway Company 
?4 shall annually pay into the treasury of 
^5 the City of Chicago a percentage of its 
■^S gross receipts from the operation of the 
37 road hereby authorized, as additional 
■SB compensation for the benefits conferred 
59 by this ordinance upon said company as 
40 follows: One per centum per annum for 
■il a period of five years; two per centum 
^2 per annum for the following period of 



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live yours, and three per centum per 
annum for the remttlnlni; five years of 
the U^rm for whicli this franchise Is 
granted. 

HKfTioN 10. The oars upon the lines 

2 hereby authorized shall l)e profided dur- 

;{ ing the months of November, Decoml)er, 

4 January. February and March of each 

5 year with heating apparatus of a kind 
('» and make which shall be reasonably elTec- 

7 tive in raising the temperature of said 

8 cars and heating the same ; and the said 

9 apparatus shall be operated at such times 

10 tluring the monfhsaforesaid as the nature 

11 of the weather and the degree of the 

12 temperature shall require. 

8ECTI0X 11. This company shall for- 

2 ever indemnify and save harmless the 

3 City ©f Chicago against and from all dam- 

4 ages, judgments, decrees, and costs and 

5 expenses which it may suffer or which 
may be recoverable or obtained against 

7 said city, for or by reason of the granting 

8 of such privileges or for or by reason of, 

9 or growing out of, or resulting from the 

10 exercises of said company of the privileges 

11 hereby granted, or from any act or acts 

12 of said company, its servants or agents, 

13 under or by virtue of the provisions of 

14 this ordinance. The Citizens' Electric 

15 Street Railway Company shall execute to 

16 the City of Chicago a good and suflBcient 

17 bond in the penal sum of ten thousand 

18 ($10,000) dollras. to be approved by the 

19 Mayor, for the faithful observance and 

20 performance of the provisions and con- 

21 ditions of this ordinance, on its part to 

22 be observed and performed as aforesaid. 

Section 12. This ordinance shall take 

2 effect and be in force as soon as the said 

3 Citizens' Electric Street Railway Com- 

4 pany shall file with the City Clerk its 

5 formal acceptance of the same, the bond 

6 as herein prescribed ; provided, however, 

7 that if said acceptance and bond shall 

8 not be filed with said City Clerk as afore-. 



l^ovember 26,] 13 

9 said within sixty (60) days from the pas- 
.10 sage of this ordinance, this ordinance 
11 shall be Toid and of no effect. 

Which was referred t& the C©mraittee on 
Railroads. 

Aid. WulfE presented a petition and an 
■order for plank sidewalk on Sawyer avenue, 
from Noble street to George street, which 
were 

Referred to the Board of Local Improve- 
iinents. 

Aid. Blake (26th ward) presented the fol- 
lowing resolution: 

Hesolved, That it is the sense of this 
Council that the 42nd General Assembly of 
the State of Illinois ought to adopt and pass 
the legislation annexed hereto marked Ex- 
hibit "A," providing for the abolishment of 
the courts known as Justice's Courts in the 
City of Chicago, and providing for the estab- 
lishment in lieu thereof of a District Court 
having such jurisdiction as may be conferred 
upon said court by law, t® be presided over 
by a regularly elected Judge having as his 
compensation only such salary as may be pro- 
•vided by law. 



EXHIBIT "a." 

Eesolved, Bii tlie Hoic^e of Representatives^ the 
Senate Concurring Herein: 

That there shall be submitted to the voters 
-®f this state at the next election of members 
of the General Assembly, a proposition to 
amend the Constitution of this State, to- 
wit: 

JtesoJved, That Secti®n 28 of Article 6 of 
said Constitution, providing for the election 
of Justices of the Peace in the City of Chi- 
cago, be repealed; and that in lieu thereof 
there shall be adopted the following to be 
known as Section 28, Article 6 of the Consti- 
tution of the State of Illinois, to- wit: 

There shall be established in the City of 
Chicago a Court of Record known as the 
District Court of the City of Chicago, and 
the territory within the limits of said city 
shall be divided into such number of districts 
as ^shall be provided by law; in each of such 
districts the people shall at such time and in 
such manner as may be provided by law elect 
a Judge of said District Court, Who shall at 



11 . [1900 

the time of his election be a regularly licensed 
and practicing attorney ; said District Court 
shall have such jurisdiction in criminal 
causes as is now exercise! by Justices of the 
Peace, and in civil eauses such jurisdiction as 
may be eonferred upon it by law not exceed- 
ing in amount, however, the sum of five 
hundred (1500.00) dollars, and each of the 
Judges of said court shall receive in full »f 
all compensation for his services such salary 
as shall be provided by law and shall hold his 
office during such term as shall be provided 
by law. 

Which was referred to the Special Com- 
mittee on State Legislation. 

Aid. Blake f26th ward), presented the fol- 
lowing resolution: 

Resolved^ That it is the sense of this Council 
that the Forty-sesond General Assembly of 
the State of Illinois ought to pass the act, of 
which a draft is attached hereto marked 
Exhibit '"A," providing that cities, incor- 
corporated towns and villages in Illinois may 
own and operate their own gas plants and 
furnish and sell the product thereof to 
private individuals and companies. 



EXHIBIT "a." 

Be it enacted by the People of the State of Il- 
linois, represented in the General Assembly: 

That all cities, incorporated towns and vil- 
lages in this State be and they are hereby au- 
thorized and empowered to provide for the 
supply of gas for the use of the inhabitants 
of such cities, incorporated towns and vil- 
lages hy the erection, construction and main- 
taining of a sytem of works, or by uniting 
with any adjacent cities, incorporated towns 
or villages in the erection, construction and 
maintaining of a system of gas works for the 
general use of such cities, incorporated towns 
or villages, or by procuring such supply of 
gas from any adjacent cities, incorporated 
towns or villages already having gas works ; 
provided, that all contracts for the erection 
or construction of such works, ©r any part 
thereof, shall be let to the lowest responsible 
bidder therefor upon not less than thi-ee 
weeks public notice of the terms and condi- 
tions upon which the contract is to be let 



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1 i\m 



littTlnir l)cen civeii Ity |)ul>li(-Hti«iti in ii iu wh- 
paper pulillhliod In Kuch city, town or villut^e, 
or if no newspaper In publihlied therein. lli* n 
in honio nt-wspupcr published in the foiinly; 
unci, /ifuviiinl iiir(/iif\ thai no memlier wf the 
City Council, Hoard (»f 'J'rubteeK or Mayor 
shall lie directly or indirectly Interested In 
such contract, and In all cases the Council or 
Boaril of Trustees, as the case may l»e, shall 
have the ri^^hl to reject any or all bids that 
may not be satisfactory to them. 

Section 2. Such cities, Incorporated 
towns and villa;,a's may borrow money and 
levy and collect treneral taxes in the san)e 
manner as other municipal taxes may be 
levied and collected for the erection, con- 
struction and maintaining of such gas works, 
and may appropriate money for the same. 

Section :1 For the purpose of erectinj?, 
construcLing, locatinj,^ or maintaininfj such 
gus works, any such city, incorporated 
town or village may take hold and acquire 
property and real estate by purchase or other- 
wise ; and they also have the power to take 
hold and acquire and condemn any and all 
necessary property and real estate for the 
location, erection, construction and main- 
taining of such gas works, in the manner 
provided for the taking and condemning of 
private property f©r public use; and may 
also hold and acquire real estate and other 
property and rights necessary for the erec- 
tion, location, construction and maintenance 
of such gas works by purchase or otherwise. 

Section 4. The City Council of such cities 
or Trustees of such towns or villages shall 
have power to make and enforce all needful 
rules and regulations in the erection, con- 
struction and management of such gasworks, 
and for the use of gas supplied by the same. 
And such cities, towns and villages shall 
have the right and power to tax. assess and 
collect from the inhabitants thereof such 
taxes, rents or rates for the use and benefit 
for gas used or supplied to them by such gas 
works as the City Ceuncil or Board of Trus- 



tecK hhttll deem just and expedient. And all 
huch jras taxes, rates or rents shall be a Ilea 
upon the premlKCs and real estate upon or for 
which the same is used or supplied. Such 
taxes, rents or rates shall be paid and col- 
lected, and such liens enforced, in such inaa- 
ner us the City Council shall by ordinance 
direct und provide. 

Sectio.n 5. The expense <if locating, erect- 
ing or constructing gas works, and the ex- 
pense of constructing and laying gas mala 
pipes, or such part thereof as may be just and 
lawful, may be assessed upon and collected 
from the property and real estate specially 
benefitted thereby. If any. in such manner as 
may be provided for the making of special 
assessments for other public improvements 
in such cities, towns or villages. 

Section 6. All the income received by 
such cities, towns or villages fro?n said gas 
works from the payment and collection of 
gas taxes, rents Or rates, shall be kept in a 
separate fund, and shall first be applied in 
the payment and discharge of the costs, inter- 
ests or bonds or money borrowed or used in 
the erection or construction of such gas 
works or running expenses thereof. And 
any surplus may be applied in such manner 
as the City Council or Board of Trustees may 
direct. 

Section 7. It shall not be necessary fsr 
cities, incorporated towns or villages operat- 
ing under this act to obtain frontage consents 
of any of the property owners residing in 
such cities, incorporated towns or villages 
before erecting, constr acting, maintaining or 
operating a system of gas works under this 
act. 

Aid. Brennan (18th wardj moved to sus- 
pend the rules to adopt the resolution. 

The motion was lost by yeas and aays as 
follows : 

Teas — Kenna, Coughlin, McCormick. Mar- 
tin. Brenner, Fick, Garry, Novak (8th ward), 
Hurt, Byrne, Novak (10th ward). Bos, Hall- 
strom, Johnson, Oberndorf, Brennan (L8th 



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ward), Conlon, Morris. Powers, Goldzier, 
Olson, Rector, "VVatkins, Hunter — 24. 

Kays — Ailing', Dixon, Foreman, Jackson, 
Breanan (lOtb ward), Finn, Gary, Maypole, 
Beilfuss, Raymer, Smulski, Pettibone. Eis- 
feldt, Werno, Herrmann, Smith, Peterson, 
Helm, Minwegeu, Butler, Williston. Blake 
|26tb ward), Kuester. Keeney, Wulff, Hack- 
ley. Russell, Carey. Zeman. Boyd, Eidmana, 
Badenoch, Nelson, Mavor, Jones. Bennett, 
Corkery, Race— 38. 

Aid. Blake3(26th ward) moved Its refer- 
ence to the Special Committee on State 
Xegislation. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Williston presented the following 
order : 

Whereas. The running of the many trains 
on the Evanston Division of the Chicago, 
Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway at grade, 
the same running through a thickly popu- 
lated portion 'Of the city for the greater 
portion of the way, and owing to the 
many casualties that have occurred within 
the past year, and the so running of trains 
at grade being a menace to the life and limb 
®f the citizens of Chicago. 

Whereas, The Track Elevation Commit- 
tee are hereby directed to prepare a proper 
ordinance for the elevation of said tracks of 
the Evanston Division of the Chicago, Mil- 
waukee and St. Paul Railway Company, from 
JKlnzie street north to the city limits. 

. Which was referred to the Special Com- 
jnittee on Track Elevation. 

Aid. Helm presented the following order : 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
■he is hereby directed to erect two gas lamps 
and maintain them in front of the Moody 
Bible Institute on Institute place. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Minwegen presented the following 
'Ordinance : 

AN ordinance 

•Granting permission to A. Booth & C©. to 
lay water pipes in certain portions of North 
Water street and La Salle street, in the 
City pf Chicago, County of Cook and Stat© 
of lUiBois. 

Be it ordained by the City Council of tJie City 
of Chicago: 

Section 1. That permission and authority 



are hereby given and granted to A. Booth & 
Co.. of the City of Chicago, their successors 
and assigns, to lay two (2) water pipes, being 
an inflow pipe and an outflow pipe, com- 
meucing at a point on the north side of the 
Chicago River eight (8) feet east of the stone 
abutment on the east side of La Salle street ; 
thence northwesterly in a curved line to a point 
eighteen (18) feet and six (6) inches west of 
the east line of La Salle street, and eighteen 
(18) feet north of the north line of the Chi- 
cago River; thence north one hundred 
eighty-six (186) feet parallel with the east 
line of La Salle street to a point eleven and 
sixty-five one-hundredths (11.65) feet north 
of the center line of North Water street; 
thence east on a line parallel with the north 
line of North Water Street one hundred and . 
ninety-six and eight-tenths (196.8) feet to a ■ 
point ®ne hundred aad seventy-eight (178) feet 
east of the west line of Block three (3), 
Original Town of Chicago; thence north 
twenty-eight and thirty-five one-hundredths 
(28.85) feet to the north line of North Water 
street, in the City of Chicago, County of 
Cook and State ®f Illinois, and in accordance 
with the blue print hereto attached. 

The said inflow pipe to be sixteen (16) 
inches in diameter and laid on a level grade. 
The outflow pipe to be twelve (12) inches in 
diameter. The upper surface of feoth pipes 
to enter the river twelve (12) inches below 
datum. 

Section 2. The permission and authority 
hereby given shall extend for the term of tea 
(10) years from the first (1st) day of 
December, A. D. 1900. 

Section 3. That in censideration of the 
said permission and authority, the said A. 
Booth & Co. agree to pay into the city 

treasury of the said city the sum of. ... , 

dollars. 

Section 4. The said A. Booth & Co. shall 
protect and keep harmless the said City of 
Chicago from all cost, liability or damage 



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ttiibiiiK fioiii or irrowlrif; out <»f or re^ultinn 
from the t^'runtiiit; of thlN ordliiHiire. and for 
that |)iir|iost* shall cxcfuto a boiul to the City 

ef (.'hitatfo, in the penal huih of if , 

with sureties to he approved by the Mayor. 

Section Thnt the work of putting' In 
nod laying said pipes shall be done under the 
supervision of and In a manner satiMfactory 
to the Commissioner of Public Works. 

Section (>. This ordinance shall be in 
force from ;uul after its passage. 

Which was referred to the Committee on 
Streets and Alleys, N. D. 

Aid. Peterson presented the following or- 
ders : 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed t» erect two (2) electric 
lamps — one corner of Milton avenue and 
Hobbie street and one corner of Milton ave- 
nue and Elm street. 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to erect laitip post on 
Oak street, south side of street, corner of 
alley, between Sedgwick and Townsend 
streets. 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to light lamp post in 
front of 142 Gault court. 

Which were, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Goldzier presented the following 
ordinance- 

AN ORDINANCE 

Repealing an ordinance for the improvement 
©f North Halsted street from the south line 
of North avenue t© the north curb line of 
Division street, in the City of Chicago, 
County of Cook and State of Illinois. 

Be it ordained by the City Coimcil of the City 
vf Chicago,' 

Section 1. That the ordinance entitled 
"An ordinance for the improvement — plaster- 
ing curb walls, grading and paving — of North 
Halsted street, from the south line of North 
avenue to the north curb line of Division 
street,"' passed April 24th, 1899, be and the 
same is hereby repealed, and that the assess- 



metit made under the provisions of said ordi- 
nance, I'oiitlrmed September IH, A. I). 1S99, 
Wai-rant No. 241.")^, be and the same is hereby 
annulled. 

Section 2. That the City ComiitroUer be 
and ho is hereliy directed to refund all money 
pai<l on account of said Warrant No. 24158^ 
upon the presentation of the original receipts- 
for the same. 

Sections. This ordinance shall be in force 
from and after its passage. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

YcfUi — Kenna, Cougblin, Thompson, Ail- 
ing, Dixon, Foreman, Jackson, McCormick, 
Martin, Brenner, Fick, Garry, Novak (Stb 
ward). Hurt, Byrne, Novak (10th ward)^ 
Brennan (10th ward), Finn. Gary, Maypole^ 
Bos, Beilfuss, Hallstrom, Raymer, Smulski^ 
Kunz, Johnson, Oberndorf, Brennan (IStb 
ward), Conlon, Morris, Powers, Pettibone^ 
Eisfeldt, Werno, Herrmann, Smith, Gold- 
zier, Peterson, Olson, Helm, Minwegen^ 
Butler, Williston, Blake (26th ward),Kuester^ 
Keenev, Wulff, Rector. Hackley, Russell^ 
Carey, Zeman, Boyd, Eidmann, Badenochy 
Nelson, Mavor, Watkins, Jones, Bennett, 
Corkery, Race, Hunter — 64. 

Nays — None. 

Aid. Goldzier presented the claims of F. 
H. Bonter for refund of special assessment^ 
and Amelia Nickel for personal injuries^ 
which were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

AM. Werno presented the following order : 

Whereas, It is provided by Section 93 of 
an act concerning local improvements, passed 
June 14th, 1897, by the General Assembly of 
the State of Illinois, that if, upon final settle- 
ment with the contractor for any improve- 
ment and full payment therefor, in money, 
vouchers or bonds, there shall be any surplus 
remaining of such special assessment above 
the payments aforesaid, and above the amount 
reserved for the payment of interest as pro- 
vided, it shall be the duty of the proper 
authorities of such city, etc., at once to cause 
the respective installments remaining uncol- 
lected to be credited with their pro rata pro- 
portion of said surplus ; and 

Whereas, Many property owners who 



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have special assessments to pay for street im. 
provements which are made payable in five 
annual installments, prefer to pay the whole 
of their said assessment in one payment in 
order to save the interest charged on all de- 
ferred payments, and also in order to get the 
immediate benefit of any rebate that may be 
coming to them on their said assessment; 
and 

Whereas, Said property owners have 
been informed by the special assessment de- 
partment that no rebate will be paid or 
credited until the entire assessment is paid, 
for the reason that the amount of the rebate 
cannot be ascertained until every property 
owner has paid his assessment; therefore, 
)»e it 

Ordered, That the Secretary of the Board 
of Local Improvements and the City Comp- 
troller be and are hereby directed to report to 
this body at its next regular meeting why the 
amount of rebate on any improvement which 
has been completed in accordance with the 
contract, and has been accepted by the eity, 
cannot be ascertained immediately upon com- 
pletion and acceptance of the work, and the 
property ©wner be immediately given credit 
for such rebate, as is provided by said Sec- 
tion 93 ©f the act concerning local improve- 
ments. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Eisfeldt presented the following ©r- 
ders : 

Paring with brick and curbing where neces- 
sary Webster avenue, from Halsted street to 
North Branch of Chicago River. 

Paving with brick and curbing where neces 
sary Clybourn avenne, from North avenue to 
Fullerton avenue. 

Which were referred to the Board of Local 
Improvements. 

Aid. Powers presented an order for the 
widening of Vernon Park place to a uniform 
width, from May to Centre avenue. 

Which was referred to the Board of Local 
mprovements. 

Aid. Powers presented the claim of John 
Wiley for services, which was 

: iieferred to the Committee, on Finance. 



Aid. Conlon presented the following- 
order : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby authorixedi 
to issue permit to the J. P. Wathier Com-- 
pany, 178 West Madison street, to erect signs, 
in front of their place of business for the^ 
holidays. Same to be reraoTcd at any time: 
at the discretion of the Mayor or Commis-- 
sioner of Public "Works. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

AM. Brennan (18th ward) presented th& 
following order: 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby authorized and directed t© issue 
a permit to John M. Smyth Company ta 
string a telephone wire from their building, 
situated at 287-289 West Madison street, to the 
barn located in the rear of 300 West Adams. 
street. This permit may be revoked at any 
time at the discretion of the Mayor or the 
City Electrician. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Oberndorf presented the following^ 
order : 

Ordered^ That the Commissioner of Pub-> 
lie Works be and he is hereby directed ta 
have lumber pile removed from sidewalk on 
the north side of Lake street, between via-v^ 
duct and bridge. 

Which was, ©n motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Kunz presented the following orders 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed ta 
issue a permit to E. J. Edelson to string mus- 
lin sign across sidewalk space in front et 
premises at 582 Milwaukee avenue, for a 
period of 30 days. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Kunz presented the following orders j 

For paving with brick, Carpenter street^ 
from Chicago avenue to C. & N. W. R. R. 

For paving with brick, Front street, ivown 
Elston avenue to Sa.ngam@n street. 

For paving Blackhawk street, from Noble 
street to Ashland avenue. 

For paving alley between Chicago avenua 
and Fry street, from Rose street to Holt 
street. 



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A.«i. .Siiiu.>;.i in>"U':iltvl tin" fo.K-w »ji • 
iler • 

Ordrrfd. That the C'onimissi»ioer of V\\\>- 
llc \V«»rks be and he Im her«l)y urdered and 
directed to issue a perniit for the laying ©f a 
four-inch water service pij)e cotinectin;? with 
the public water II pply pipe io Wesi Clil- 
c:i^o avenue, imme«iiatolj west of Noble street 
and thftt the Water Pipe Flxtension Depart- 
ment make such connection and extend the 
same to the |)rtinises known as the St. Peter's 
German Evaii^elic:il Lutheran Church with- 
out a meter, u> be used for the purpose of 
furnishin^r p.>wer for punnp organ in said 
church, and that the cost of the laying of 
said pipe, the connection and extension of the 
same be taken from or chartje t« the water 
pipe extension appropriation. 

Which was, on motion, duly jiassed. 

Altl. Raymer presented the following 
orders : 

For macadamizing North Humboldt street, 
from Milwaukee avenue to Avondale avenue, 
constructed as follows: 7 inches of slag. 4 
inches of crushed st«ne, bonded with screen- 
ings. 3 inches cr ushed granite wearing sur- 
face: sandstone curb. (Petition now on file.) 

For macadamizing Sacramento avenue. from 
Humboldt boulevard to Avondale avenue, 
censtructed as follows. 7 inches of slae. 4 
inches crushed stone bonded with screenings. 
8 inches cru.shei granite wearing surface: 
•sandstone curb. (Petition now on file. ) 

For macadamizing Whipple street, from 
Humboldt boulevard to Avondale avenue, 
constructed as follows: 7 inches of slag. 4 
inches of crushed stone bonded with screen- 
ings. 3 inches crushed granite wearing sur- 
face: sandstone curb. (Pettition now on 
file. 1 

For macad imizing Avondale avenue, from 
North Troj- avenue to California avenue, 
constructed as follows: 7 inches of slag. 
4 inches crushed stone bonded with screen- 
ings. 3 inches crushed granite wearing sur- 
face: sandstone curb. (Petition now on 
file. ) 

For macadamizing West George street, 
from California avenue to North Albany ave- 
nue, constructed as follows: 7 inches of 
slag. 4 inches crushed stone bonded with 



■ ■is. :i inches crushed jfranite wearing 
>i. I r '-11 'I ' I «.» . >rii* i"irU. . pi'''t'>)M rpiw on 
Ule.) 

Kor inaca lanilzlng North Moznrt street, " 
from Humftoldt l)Oulevard to Avondale ave- 
nue, constructed as follows: 7 inches of slag, 
4 inches crushed stone bonded with screen- 
lnc!», 3 Inches crushed granite wearing sur- 
face; sandstone curb. ( Pctitiorf now oa file.) 

For macadamizing North Francisco 
street, froni Humb«!dt boulevard to Avondale 
avenue, constructed as follows- 7 inches of 
slag. 4 inches of crushed stone bonded with 
screenings. 3 inches crushed granite wearing 
surface: sandstone curb. (Petition now on 
file.) 

Which were referred to the Board of Local 
Improvements. 

Aid. Hallstrom presented the following or- 
ders: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
issue a pernait to Ahlswede & Jae.'-cbke to 
erect an electric sign in front of Nos. 743-749 
West North avenue, subject to revocation 
by the Mayor at any time. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
issue a permit to M. Ascherman to string a 
sign across sidewalk at >94 California arenue. 

Which were, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Beiifuss presented the following 
orders : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
issue a permit to Martin Wald to erect u 
muslin sign in front of lOOii^lOOS Milwaukee 
avenue, extending from building acrass the 
sidewalk and supported by posts at the edge 
thereof. This permit to run through the 
holidays and be revoked i>y the Mayor at any 
time. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
issue a permit to L. Feder to erect a sign in 
front of premises No. Milwaukee avenue 
during the holidays, the same to be revoked 
at any time by order of the Mayor. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
issue permit to Lederer Bros, to erect a can- 
vas sign ia front of their store at 676 Mil- 



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waukee avenue for a period of thirty days. 
Said sign may be removed by order of the 
Mayor or Comraissionar of Public Werlcs at 
any time. 

Which were, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Maypole presented the following 
order: 

Whereas, It is the sense ©f this Body 
that prison-made goods and articles ought 
not to have the same freedom of competition 
in the open market as those goods and ar- 
ticles manufactured outside of prisons and 
workhouses; and, 

Whereas, It is the sense of this Body that 
the City of Chicago should no longer be en- 
gaged in putting upon the market, in compe- 
tition with non-prison made goods, articles 
and things manufactured in its House of Cor- 
rection ; therefore it is 

Ordered, That the Superintendent of the 
House of Correction advise this Body what 
method, if any. he has to suggest for the en- 
gagement ot prisoners in the House of Cor- 
rection in employments other than that of 
manufacturing articles which, after manu- 
facture, are placed upon the open market in 
competition with non-prison-made goods. 

Which was referred to the Committee on 
Police Stations and Bridewell. 

Aid. Gary presented the following order: 

Ordered, That the Board of Local Improve- 
ments be and is hereby directed to notify 
the contractors for the paving of Wood street, 
between Washington boulevard and 12th 
street, to proceed with and finish at once the 
concreting of said improvement. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Gary presented the following orders: 

For curbing, grading and paving with 
asphalt Rockwell street, from Monroe street 
to Harrison street. 

For cement walk six feet wide on each side 
<Ol Rockwell street, from Monroe street to 
Harrison street. 

For opening an alley running nerth and 
south, west of the Chicago anvi Northwestern 
Railroad Company's right of way between 
Jackson boulevard and Adams street, to 
make an outlet for the alley between Jackson 
boulevard and Adams street and running east 
from Washtenaw avenue. 



For opening an alley running north and 
south, west of the Chicago and Northwestern 
Railroad Company's right of way between 
Wilcox avenue and Monroe street, to make 
an outlet for the alley between Monroe street 
and Wilcox avenue and running east from 
Washtenaw avenue. 

Which were referred to the Board of Local 
Improvements. 

Aid. Finn presented the following order: 

Whereas, Adequate police protection of 
life and property is the m@st important duty 
incumbent on a municipality: and, 

Whereas, The unusual list of hola-ups 
and burglaries has emphasized the fact that 
Chicago has far less policemen for its area 
than any other large city in the world: and, 

Whereas, In the outlying residence dis- 
tricts the extent of a policeman's beat is 
entirely too large to afford preper protection 
to the citizen : therefore, it is hereby 

Ordered, That the Finance Committee, in 
making up the appropriation bill for the year 
1901. make provision for five hundred (500) 
additional patrolmen for service in the resi- 
dence districts of Chicago. 

Which was referred to the Committee on 
Finance. 

Aid. Brennan (10th ward} presented the 
following orders. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
issue a permit to J. Schutzler to erect a Holi- 
day sign, said permit to be revoked at any 
time by the Mayor. 

Ordered. That the Board of Local Improve- 
ment call for a public hearing West 21st 
place, from Rockwell street to Washtenaw 
avenue. 

Which were, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Novak (10th ward) presented the 
following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
lay a water pipe in Troy street, from 29th 
street to 30th street. 

Which was. on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Byrne presented the following order: 
Ordered, That employes of the city shall re- 



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celve thfir N^TetnlxM- salarleR before Thanks- 
Ifivlnc Dny. hd that tlify will h»ive hcitnt-lhlnj; 
tu bf tliiiiik f ul l'«ir. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Urcnner presented the followlntr or- 
der: 

Orderal, That the CoininissioDer of Public 
Works be anil he is hereby authorized and 
directed to Issue permit to property owners 
on JelTerson street, l»etween the north curb 
line ©f li'id stre«t and the south curb line of 
21st street, t« pave said street with cedar 
block by i)rivate contract, accordinjf to city 
speciflcatiens for said work, and the rules 
and rejrulations of the Department of Public 
Works. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. McCormick presented the claim of Pftt 
Kane for services while injured, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Jackson presented the following 
order: 

Resolved, That the Special Committee on 
State Legislation be and it is hereby directed 
to prepare and submit to this Council for its 
approval, the draft ©f a statute to be pre- 
sented to the next General Assembly of the 
State of Illinois providing that all payments 
of special assessments assessed for and leyied 
on property for public improvements be col- 
lected by and paid to the City Collector of 
the city in which such improvement is lo- 
cated. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Jackson presented the claim of John 
Wade for rebate of water tax, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Thompson presented the following 
ordinance: 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 
of Chicago: 

That the Commissioner of Buildings be and 
he is hereby directed tc issue a permit to E. 
Goldenberg to erect and construct a storm 
door in front ©f the premises known as Nos. 
1837 and 1839 State street, such storm door to 
be attached to said building, and may extend 
outward therefrom to and upon the sidewalk 
in front of said premises not t9 exceed four 
feet from tha building line, to be not to ex- 



ceed nine feet and six inches in width and not 
to exceed nine feet in heitfht, as is fully 
shown by the tlrawing thereof hereto at- 
tachcil, reference to which in hereby made a 
part here<»f. This permit to be revoked at 
any time by orilcr of the Mayor. 

Which was, on motion, duly passeii by 
yeas and nays us follows: 

)'<•«/(— Ken n a, C(jughlan, Thompson, Ail- 
ing. Dixon, Foreman. Jackson, McCormiek, 
-Martin, Brenner, Fick, Garry, Novak (8th 
ward), Hurt, Byrne, Novak tlOth ward), 
lirennan (lOthward), Finn, Gary, Maypole, 
Bos, Beilfuss, Hallstrom, Raymer, Kmulski, 
Kunz, Johnson, Oberndorf, Brennan (I8th 
ward), Conlon, Morris, Powers, Pettibone, 
Eisfeldt, Werno, Herrmann, Smite. Gold- 
zier, Peterson, Olson, Helm, Minwegen, 
Butler, Williston, Blake (26th ward) , Kuester, 
Keeney, Wulff, Rector, Hackley, Russell, 
Carey, Zeman, Boyd, Eidmann, Badeaoch, 
Nelson, Mavor, Watkins, Jones, Bennett, 
Corkery, Race, Hunter- W. 

Xayif — None. 

Aid. Thompson presented the following^ 
ordinance* 

AN OKDINASCE 

Repealing an ordinance granting a permit to 
J. Goldenberg to use four feet of sidewalk 
for the display of furniture. 

jJe it ordained by the City Council of the City 
of Chicago : 

Section 1. That the ordinance entitled 
"That a permit is hereby given to J, Golden- 
berg to use four feet of sidewalk for the dis- 
play of furniture," passed October 1. 19(X), be 
and the same is hereby repealed. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeo^ — Kenna, Coughlin, Thompson, Ail- 
ing, Dixon, Foreman, Jackson, McCormick, 
Martin, Brenner, Fick, Garry, Novak {8th 
ward), Hurt. Byrne, Novak (10th ward), 
Brennan (10th ward), Finn, Gary, Maypole, 
Bos, Beilfuss, Hallstrom, Raymer, Smuiski, 
Kunz, Johnson, Oberndorf. Brennan (18th 
ward), Conlon, Morris, Powers, Pettibone, 
Eisfeldt, Werno, Herrmann, Smith, Gold- 
zier, Peterson, Olson, Helm, Minwegen, 
Butler. Williston. Blake (26th ward), Kues- 
ter, Keeney, Wulff, Rector, Hackley, Russell^ 



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Carey, Zeman, Boyd, Eidmann, Badenoch, 
Nelson, Mavor, Watkins, Jones, Bennett, 
Corkery, Race, Hunter — 64. 

yays — None. 

Aid. Thompson presented the following or- 
dinance. 

£e it ordained by the City Council of the City 
of Chicago: 

That a permit is hereby given to E. Golden- 
berg to use four feet of sidewalK for the 
display ©f furniture and ©ther wares. 

Section 1. Permission is hereby given to 
E. Goldenberg to use >four (4) feet of the 
sidewalk in front of and adjoining the prem- 
ises known as Nos. 1837 and 1839 State 
street and to a height not to exceed seven 
(7) feet from said sidewalk for the purpose 
of displaying furniture and other wares. 

Section 2. That said E. Goldenberg at all 
times shall keep open for traffic at least ten 
(10) feet of sidewalk in front of said 
premises. This permit to be revoked by the 
Mayor at any time. 

Section 3. This order shall go into efEect 
on and after the date of its passage. 

Whieh was, on motion, duly passed by yeas 
and nays as follows : 

Teas — Kenna, Coughlin, Thompson, Ail- 
ing, Dixon, Foreman, Jackson, McCormick, 
Martin, Brenner, Fick, Garry, Novak (8th 
ward). Hurt, Byrne, Novak (10th ward), 
Brenuan (10th ward), Finn, Gary, Maypole, 
Bos, Beilfuss, Hallstrom, Raymer, Smulski, 
Kunz, Johnson, Oberndorf, Brennan (18th 
ward), Conlon, Morris, Powers, Pettibone, 
Eisfeldt, Werno, Herrmann, Smith, Gold- 
zier, Peterson, Olson, Helm, Minwegen, 
Butler,Willist0n, Blake (26th ward), Kuester, 
Keeney, Wulff, Rector, Hackley, Russell, 
Carey, Zeman, Boyd, Eidmann, Baden®ch, 
Nelson, Mavor, Watkins, Jones, Bennett, 
Corkery, Race, Hunter— 64. 

Nays — None. 

Aid. Coughlin presented the following 
orders: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
issue a permit in favor of the Illinois Cater- 



ing Company to erect an ornamental lamp- 
post five feet from building in front of 248 
Wabash avenue, as per design attached, the 
same to be reasoved by order of the Mayor at 
any time. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and lie is hereby directed to 
issue a permit to Williams Art Company 
for sign at No. 159 Wabash avenue, to be re- 
voked by the Mayor at any time. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
issue permit to Palas Royal Glove Company 
for an electric sign at No. 157 State street, tO' 
be revoked by the Mayor at any time. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
issue permit to A. C. Anson for an electric 
sign at No. 141 East Madison street, to be re- 
voked by the Mayor at any time. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
issue permit to A. L. Sercomb for an electric 
sign at No. 195 State street, to be revoked by 
the Mayor at any time. 

Which were, on motion, duly passed. 



REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES. 

JUDICIARY. 

The Committee on Judiciary, t« whom wafr 
referred an ordinance for the removal of dead 
tracks, submitted a report recommending' 
that the same be passed. 

Aid. Foreman moved that the rep»rt be 
deferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report : 

Chicago, November 21, 1900. 

To the Jfayor and Aldermen of the City of 
Chicago in Council Assembled: 

Your Committee ®n Judiciary, to whom was 
referred ordinance providing for removal of 
dead tracks," having had the same under 
dvisement, beg leave to report and recom- 
mend the passage of the ordinance. 

Milton J. Foreman, 

Chairman^ 



Novenihor 2C>,\ 



1320 



AN fUtDIXAXCE 

For the rcrnofHl of duad, unused or disused 
railroad trncks and riillroad curves now 
lyinjf on the BlrcelM the City of Chlca;fo. 

Jif it ordit'nu'tl tnj tlir ' ilij <'ininril nf Uif ('till 
of ( 'hit'w/o: 

Section 1. Tlmt tlie various street rail- 
road companies whonre the owners of, or in 
possession of, the respective dead trnclts, 
dead railroad curves and disused tracl<s, now 
lying on the streets of Chicago, a list of 
which is hereto attached, are hereby ordered 
and directed to remove the same forthwith. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall be in 
force and take etTect from and after its 
passasre. 

Dead Trachs in the Downtown Districts. 

Washington street, from Michigan avenue 
to Wabash avenue— 2 tracks. 

Adams street, from State street to Michigan 
avenue— '2 tracks. 

Harrison street, from State street to Pacific 
avenue — 2 tracks. 

Michi-^an avenue, from Washington to 
Maciisoa street— 1 track; from Madison to 
Adams street — 2 tracks. 

Franklin street, from Van Buren street to 
Harrison street— 2 tracks; from Jackson to 
Adams street— 1 track. 

Dead Curves in the Dnwntown Districts. 

Washington street into Dearborn street— 1 
track. 

Washington street into Franklin street— 2 
tracks. 

Madison street into Dearborn street— 1 
track. 

Madison street into Franklin— 1 track. 
Adams street into Franklin street— 1 track. 

Van Buren street into Wabash avenue— 1 
track. 

Disused Trachf in the Downtown Districtb. 
Lake street, from State to Dearborn street 
— the south track. 



Randolph street, from Wabash avenue to 
State street—] track ; yla the north track, 
from LaSalle street to Fifth avenue. 

Mmlison street, the north track, from Wa- 
bash avenue to State ssreet. 

\'Hn Buren street, 2 tracks, from Wal^ash 
avenue to a point west of State street. 

Harrison stre«t, 2 tracks, from Sherman 
street to nth avenue. 

Pijlk street, 2 tracks, from fitli avenue to 
the river. 

Taylor street, 2 tracks, near the river. 

State street, the west track, from Lake 
street to Randolph street. 

The section of track crossing Washington 
street at Clark street— 2 tracks. 

Dearborn street, from Madison street to 
Monroe street — west track. 

LaSalle street, from Randolph to Madison 
street— the west track. 

Franklin street. 2 tracks, from Washington 
to Adams street. 

Dead and Disw^ed Tracks in Territory Outside 
of Down-Town District. 

California avenue, from Humboldt boule- 
vard to Melrose street — disused. 

Western avenue, from Belmont avenue 
south to the river — dead. 

North 4Sth avenue, from North avenue to 
Grand avenue — disused. 

Kedzie avenue, from AVashington boulevard 
to Central Park boulevard — dead track. 

South 40th avenue, from Taylor street to 
Ogden avenue — disused. 

Robey street, from 18th street to Blue 
Island avenue — disused. 

Kedzie avenue, from 22nd street to 31st 
street — disused. 

Homan avenue, from 22nd street to 25th 
street — disused. 

Centre avenue, from 3Ist street to 35th 
street — disused. 

Kedzie avenue, from 3Sth street to Archer 
avenue — disused. 



November 26,] IJ 

Sixty-ninth street, from Western avenue to 
Leavitt street — dead traclc. 

West 116tli street, from Wentwortli to 
Michigan avenue — disused. 

South Chicago avenue, from Commercial 
to Erie avenue — disused traclv. 

Ninety-first street, from Mackinaw avenue 
to Erie avenue — disused. 

Eighty-third street, from Commercial ave- 
nue to Bond avenue — disused track. 

Bond avenue, from 83rd to 79th street —dis- 
used track. 

Seventieth street, from Jeffrey to Yates 
avenue — disused track. 

Seventieth street, from Stony Island avenue 
to Cregier avenue — dead. 

Vincennes avenue, from 69th to 73rd street 
disused track. 

Sixty-first street, from State street to 
Wentworth avenue — disused track. 

Disused loop running from 63rd street and 
JefEerson avenue to 62nd street, east to Stony 
Island avenue and south to 63rd street. 

Fifty-fifth street, from Jefferson avenue to 
Lake avenue — south track disused. 

Fifteenth place, from Jeffers«n street to 
Canal street — disused. 

Jeft'erson street, from Van Buren street to 
15th place — disused. 

Clinton street, from Milwaukee avenue to 
12th street — disused. 

Desplaines street, from Washington to 
Harrison street — disused. 

North Clark street, from Illinois to Kinzie 
street — disused. 

Wells street, from Illinois street to Mich- 
igan street — disused. 

Illinois street, from Wells street to Orleans 
— dead. 

Michigan street, from Orleans east nearly 
to Wells street — disused. 

Erie street, from Kingsbury street to the 
river — disused track. 



Clybourn place, from river to Ciybourn 
avenue — disused. 

Clybourn place, from Wood street to the C. 
& N. W. R. R.^lisused. 

Racine avenue, from Clybourn to Webster 
avenue. 

Fullei'ton avenue, from Halsted street to 
one-half block west — disused. 

SheflSeld avenue, from Wrightwood avenue 
north one-fourth block — disused. 

Southport avenue, from Clybourn avenue 
to Clybourn place — disused. 

Sheffield avenue, from Roscoe north to 
Clark street— disused. 

Racine avenue, from Garfield avenue to 
Webster avenue — disused. 

. Racine avenue, from Ciybourn avenue to 
Center street— disused, 

Clybourn place, from Elston avenue to 
river — disused. 

Austin avenue, from Sangamon street to 
Desplaines street — disused. 

Desplaines street, from Austin avenue to 
Milwaukee avenue — disused, 

Madison street, from Jefferson street to 
Clinton street— disused. 

Monroe street, from Clinton street to Canal 
street — disused, 

Harrison street, from Canal street to river 
disused. 

Polk street, from Canal street to river — ► 
disused, 

Taylor street, from Canal street to river — 
disused, 

Wentworth avenue, from Archer avenue 
to 22d street. 

East 18th street, from State street to 
Wabash avenue — disused. 

South Park avenue^ from 66th street to 
67th street — disused. 

Madison avenue, from 75th street to South 
Chicago avenue — disused. 



NoTcmljer 26,1 



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ALHO. 

The same Comniitto*. to whom was referred 
a coiniiiunleatloM from the Mayor unci uti 
oriiitiniicu authori/.in;; the issuance of per- 
mits for the erection of teletfrunh and tele- 
phone poles. pen«llni; action of the Judiciary 
Committee on repealinir onler. submitted a 
report recommcndin;; that the same be placed 
on tile. 

Aid. Forenuin moved to concur in the re- 
port. 

The motion prevailed. 

SCHOOLS. 

The Committee on Schools, to whona was 
referred a request to transfer appropriation 
for Douglas School building, submitted a 
report recommending the passage of an ac- 
companying order: 

Aid. Herrmann maved to concur in the re- 
port and pass the order. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the proper officers of the 
Board of Education be and they are hereby 
authorized to appropriate the sum of -SoS.OOO 
to rebuilding the Douglas School, and that 
the said sum of S55,000 which is now charged 
to the educational fund under the general 
repair account be transferred to the building 
account, to the credit of the Douglas School. 

Ernst F. Herrmann, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
a request of the Board of Educatiou in re. 
acquiring title to certain land on Desplaines, 
Forquer and Ewing streets, submitted a re- 
port recommending the passage of an accom- 
panying order. 

Aid. Herrmann mored that the report be 
deferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report- 

Chicago, November 22 1900. 

To the Jfayor and Aldermen of the City of 
Chicago in Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Schools, to whom 
was referred request of Board of Education 



in re. acquiring title to Lots 23 and 24 in 
Block It;, ttnd Lots 7 and H In Block IT) In 
Srhoctl Suction Addition to Chicago, Section 
li;, Town. 3'.^N.,K. M East of 3rd P. M., 
with all buildings and imijrovetiM-nts thereon, 
on Desplaines. Fonjuer and Ewing streets, 
having had the same under advisement, beg 
leave to report and recommend the passage 
of the following order : 

Oiihri'd. That the proper oflicers of the 
Beard of Education be and they are hereby 
authorized to acquire title under the eminent 
domain law. for the use of schools, the fol- 
lowing described j)roperty : Lots 23 and 24 
in Block 10, and Lots 7 and 8 in Block 15, all 
in School Section Addition to Chicago, Sec- 
tion ir,. Town. 39 N., R. 14 east of 3rd P. M., 
together with all buildings and improvements 
thereon, situated on Desplaines, Forquer and 
Ewing streets, having a frontage of 23"). .5 feet 
on Desplaines street and H%) feet each ©n 
Forquer and Ewing streets. 

Ernst F. Herrmann, 
Chairman. 

also. 

The same Committee, to whom was re- 
ferred a request of the Board of Education 
to acquire title to land adjoining the Cooper 
School, submitted a report recommending 
the passage of an accompanying order. 

Aid. Herrmann moved that the report be 
deferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report: 

Chicago, November 22nd, 1900. 

To the Jfayor arid Aldermen of the City of 
Chicago in Council Assembled : 

Your Committee ©n Schools, to whom was 
referred request of Board of Education to 
acfluire second lot west adjoining Cooper 
School, under eminent domain law, having 
had the same under advisement, beg leave to 
report and recommend the passage of the fol- 
lowing order: 

Ordered. That the proper officers of the 
Board of Eiucation be and they are hereby 
authorized to acquire under the eminent do- 
main law, for the use of schools. Lot 86 in 
Blociv 48 in H. H. Walker's Subdivision in 
Section 19. Town 39 North, Range 14 East 
of the Third Principal Meridian, known as 



lifoTember 26,J 



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[1900 



^639 West 19th street, having a frontage of 25 
feet on West 19th street and a depth of 125 
feet. 

Ernst F. Herrmann, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
a request from, the Board of Education for 
additional appropriation for Fernwood Dis- 
trict School building, submitted a report 
recommending the passage ®f an accompany- 
ing order. 

Aid. Herrmann moved that the report be 
deferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report: 

Chicago, November 22nd, 1900. 

To ihe Jfayor and Aldermen of the City oj 
Chicago in Council Assembled : 

Your Committee on Schools, t» whom was 
referred request Board of Education for ad- 
ditional appropriation for Fernwood District 
School building, having had the same under 
advisement beg leave to report and recom- 
mend the passage of the following order: 

Ordered^ That the proper officers of the 
Board of Education be and they are hereby 
authorized to appropriate the additional sum 
of $10,000 for the erection of the Fernwood 
District School building, northeast corner 
Union avenue and 101st street. 

Ernst P. Herrmann, 

Chairman. 

also, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
a request from the Board of Education for 
the sale of the West Division High School, 
submitted a report recommending that the 
same. be published and placed on file. 

Aid. Hermann moved to concur in the re- 
port. 

The motion prevailed. 

. The following is the report : 

CmcA-GO, November 22nd 1900. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of 
, Chicago in Coicncil Assembled: 

Your Committee on Scho®ls, to whom 
was referred request Board of Education for 



sale of West Division High School, having 
had the same under advisement, beg leave to 
report and recommend that same be pub- 
lished ana placed on file. 

Ernst F. Herrmann, 

Chairman. 

Board of Education, ) 
Chicago, July 13, 1990. f 

To the Honorable, the Mayor and the Alder- 
men of the City of Chicago in City Council 
Assembled: 

Gentlemen — We have the honor to inform 
y®u that the Board of Education, at its regu- 
lar meeting held on the 12th day of July, 
1900, adopted the following resolution: 

'■Whereas, The property commonly known 
as the West Division High School, situated 
on the premises described as Lots one (1) to 
seven (7), in Block twenty-three (23); also 
Sub-lots one (1) to seven (7) of Lots nine- 
teen (19) to twenty-five (25), in Block twen- 
ty-three (23), and vacated alley running 
north and south through Block twenty-three 
(23) , in Ashland's Second Addition to Chi- 
cago, in the west half of the northeast quar- 
ter of Section eighteen (18), Township thir- 
ty-nine (39) North, Range fourteen (14) East 
of the Third (3rd) Principal Meridian, fitu- 
ated in the City of Chicago, County of Cook 
and State of Illinois, is no longer appropriate 
for the use of the public schools of the City 
of Chicago, nor is its longer retention for the 
best interests of the public schools of said city ; 
therefore, be it 

Resolved, By the Board of Education of the 
City of Chicago, that the City Council of the 
City of Chicago be and they are hereby re- 
quested, to sell and convey the above de- 
scribed property at the earliest day practic- 
able, according to the statute in such case 
made aind provided. 

Be it further resolved, That the President 
and Secretary of the Board of Education 
duly transmit to the City Council of the City 
of Chicago a copy of the foregoing resolu-^ 
tion." 

Respectfully yours, 

Graham H. Harris, 

President. 
Louis C. Lbgner, 

Secretary, 



Novt'tnbcr '^(>,J 



ALSO, 

Till' siiiiii' (\>mmltt»'o, to whom was refer red 
report us to keeping' sepuratc aeeoiiiith of 
bulklii);r <>»d eiliiestloiiul Ituriis iu board uf 
Kdiicat ion, also a eoiiiniuiiieatloii from tlie 
C'olle;,''e of riiysiehilis and Surjfeoiis asUliiK' 
postponement tor bids for sale of West 
DIvlhion U\i;h School, sulnidtted a report 
recommending^ tliat the same l)e placeil on 
on Ule. 

Aid. Herrmann moved to concur in the 
report. 

The tudtion i^revailed. 



KEFOKTS OF ^FECIAL COMMITTEES. 

SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON l{El)I:5TniCTIN(i Till: 
CITT. 

The Special Committee on Kedistrictiny the 
Cit}'. having under advisement a plan for the 
redistricting of the city into thirty-five wards, 
submitted a report recommendin*;' the adop- 
tion of an ordinance tixin}^ certain boundary 
lines for each ward. 

Aid. Werno moved that the report be 
deferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

: The following is the report: 

Chicago, November 26th, 1900. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of 
<Jhica(jo in Council Assembled: 

Your Special Committee, to whom was re- 
ferred the matter of preparing? and reporting 
an ordinance redistricting the City of Chi- 
cago into thirty-five wards, having had said 
matter under advisement, bear leave to report 
and recommend for passage the ordinance 
herewith presented. 

Chakles Werno, 
A cting Chairman. 



AN ORDINANCE 

To divide the City of Chicago into thirty-five 
wards. 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 
of Chicago: 

« 

Section 1. The City of Chicago is hereby 
divided into thirty-five wards, as follows : 



nUsT WAUI). 

All lliut portion of tin; City of ("hica{^o 
bounded as folhtws: 

Heginnlntj nt the p'»ini wiieic the center 
line of the Cliieairo Itiver meets Lake Mich- 
i^ran; thence fioutherly along the shore of 
Ijuke Michigiin to the center line of ;i4th 
street extended ; thence west along the center 
line of 24th strcc;! to the center line of South 
Clark street; thence north along the center 
line of South Clark street to the center line 
of Kith street; thence west along the center 
line of 10th street extended to the center line 
of tlie South Branch of the Chicago River ; 
thence in a northeasterly and northerly 
tlirection along the center line of the South 
iiranch of the Chicago River to the point 
where the center line of the South Branch of 
the Chicago River extended intersects the 
center line of the Main Branch of the Chicago 
River; ihence easterly along the center line 
of the Chicago River to Lake Michigan; 
shall be denominated and be the First Ward. 

SECOND WARD. 

All that portion of the City @f Chicago 
bounded as follows: 

Beginning at a point on the shore of Lake 
Michigan at the center line ©f Twenty-fourth 
street extended ; thence southeasterly along 
the shore line of Lake Michigan to the center 
line of Thirty-third street extended: thence 
westerly along the center line of Thirty-third 
street to the center line of Michigan avenue; 
thence north along the center line of Mich- 
igan avenue to the center line of Thirty-sec- 
ond street ; thence west along the center line 
of Thirty-second street to the center line of 
Stewart avenue; thence north along the cen- 
ter line of Stewart avenue to the center line 
of Twenty-sixth street; thence east along the 
center line of Twenty-sixth street to the cen- 
ter line of Wentworth avenue; thence north 
along the center line of Wentworth avenue 
to the center line of Twenty-fourth street ; 
thence east along the center line of Twenty- 
fourth street to the shore of Lake Michigan ; 



November 20,J 



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I mo 



ALSO, 

The Huiiic ( '»)iiiiiiitt('t', lo wlioiii WHS it'ferrcHi 
rejiurl as lo Ueepiiiy scimiale iicfoiiiit.s td' 
buikliu;; unil educalluiml Iturjis in lioiiicl of 
Kduc-iilion, also a i-oiiiiiiutilcalioii from tlie 
Colle;ro of riiyslchitis and Sur^;eons askint; 
postponenu'iit tor l»lds lor sale of West 
Dlvlbion School, sulmiitted a report 

recommendin;;" tluit. the same Ite jjhieed on 
(»n tile. 

Aid. Herrmann moved to eoncur in the 
report. 

Thv mill ion ])i-(!v;iilL'd. 



REPORTS OF SPECIAL COMMITTEES. 

SrECIAL COMMITTEE ON HEUISTUICTIXG THE 
CITY. 

The Special Committee on Redistrictiiig- the 
City, having under advisement a plan for the 
redistricting of the city into thirty-five wards, 
submitted a report recommendiu!^' the adop- 
tion of an ordinance fixinj? certain boundary 
lines for each ward. 

Aid. Werno moved that the report be 
deferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

. The following is the report: 

Chicago, November 36th, 1900. 

To the Mayor and Alder rneji of the City of 
Chicago in Council Assembled: 

Your Special Committee, to whom was re- 
ferred the matter of preparing and reporting 
an ordinance redistricting the City of Chi- 
cago into thirty-five wards, having had said 
matter under advisement, hes leave to report 
and recommend for passage the ordinance 
herewith, presented. 

Charles Werno, 
J cti7ig Chairman. 



AN ordinance 

To divide the City of Chicago into thirty-five 
wards. 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 
of Chicago : 

Section 1. The City of Chicago is hereby 
divided into thirty-five wards, as follows : 



F1U8T WAUJ). 

All that portion of tin; City of Chicago 
bounded us follows: 

Hi'ginnlng nt the point \viier<; the center 
lino of the Chicatro River meets Lake Mich- 
igan; tlience Roiitherly along the sliore of 
Lake Michigan to the center line of :34th 
street extended; thence west along the center 
line of 24ih street to the center line of Houth 
Clark street; thence north along the center 
line (jf South Clark street to the center line 
of Kith street; thence west ahmg the center 
line of 10th street extended to the center line 
of tlie South Branch of the Chicago River ; 
thence in a northeasterly and northerly 
direction along the center line of the South 
Branch of the Chicago River to the point 
where the center line of the South Branch of 
the Chicago River extended intersects the 
center line of the Main Branch of the Chicago 
River; ihence easterly along the center line 
of the Chicago River to Lake Michigan; 
shall be denominated and be the First Ward. 

second avard. 

All that portion of the City @f Chicago 
bounded as follows: 

Beginning at a point on the shore of Lake 
Michigan at the center line ©f Twenty-fourth 
street extended ; thence southeasterly along 
the shore line of Lake Michigan to the center 
line of Thirty-third street extended: thence 
westerly along the center line of Thirty-third 
street to the center line of Michigan avenue; 
thence north along the center line of Mich- 
igan avenue to the center line of Thirty-sec- 
ond street ; thence west along the center line 
of Thirty-second street to the center line of 
Stewart avenue; thence north along the cen- 
ter line of Stewart avenue to the center line 
of Twenty-sixth street; thence east along the 
center line of Twenty-sixth street to the cen- 
ter line of Wentworth avenue; thence north 
along the center line of Wentworth avenue 
to the center line of Twenty-fourth street ; 
thence east along the center line of Twenty- 
fourth street to the shore of Lake Michigan ; 



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shall be denominated and be the Second 
Ward. 

THIRD WARD. 

All that portion of the City^of Chicago 
bounded as follows : 

Beginning at the intersection of the center 
line of 33d street with the shore line of Lake 
Michigan; thence southeasterly along the 
sh»re line ®f Lal<e Michigan to the center 
line ©f Oak wood boulevard; thence westerly 
along the center line of Oakwood boulevard 
to the center line of Grand boulevard ; thence 
south along the center line of Grand 
boulevard to the center line of 40th 
street; thence west along the center 
line of 40th street to the center line 
of South State street ; thence north 
along the center line of South State street to 
the center line of 39th street; thence west 
along the center line of 3tth street to the 
center line of Butler street; thence north 
along the center line ©f Butler street to the 
center line of 83d street; thence east along 
the center line ©f 33d street to the center line 
of Stewart avenue ; thence north along the 
center line of Stewart avenue to the center 
liffe of 32d street; thence east along the 
center line of 32d street to the center line of 
Michigan avenue; thence south along the 
center line of Michigan avenue to the center 
line of 33d street ; thence east along the 
center li&e of 33d street to the shore of Lake 
Michigan; shall be denominated and be the 
Third Ward. 

FOURTH WARD. 

All that portion of the City of Chicago 
bounded as follows : 

Beginning at the intersection of the center 
line of Oakwood boulevard and the shore of 
Lake Michigan ; thence southeasterly along 
the shore of Lake Michigan to the center line 
of 53d street, extended ; thence west along 
the center line of 53d street to the center line 
of Cottage Grove avenue; thence north along 
the center line of Cottage Grove avenue t© 



the center line of 51st street; thence west 
along the center line of 51st street to th^ 
center line of South State street; theac®^ 
north along the center line of South Stat© 
street to the center line of 40th street.; theace 
east along the center line of 40th street to the 
center line of Grand boulevard ; thence north., 
along the center line of Grand boulevard tCb, 
the center line of Oakwood boulevard; thence^ 
east along the center line of Oakwood boule«. 
vard to the shore oi: Lake Michigan ; shall be 
denominated and be the Fourth Ward. 

F2J TH WARD. 

All that portion of the City of Chica4i-i*, 
bounded as follows: 

Beginning at the intersection of the ceiUe^ 
line of 53d street, extended, with the shore of 
Lake Michigan; thence southeasterly aloog' 
the shore of Lake Michigan to the center line, 
of 71st street; thence west along the center 
line of 71st street to the center line of Soutfe, 
State street; thence north along the center- 
line of South State street t© the center line of. 
51st street; thence east along the center line 
of 51st street to tiie center line of Cottage 
Grove avenue; tltence sooth along the center 
line of Cottage Grove avenue to the center 
line of 53d street ; thence east along the cen-. 
ter line of 53d street to the shore of Lake- 
Michigan; shall be denominated and be the. 
Fifth Ward. 

SIXTH WARD. 

All that portion of the City of Chicagc>. 
bounded as follows : 

Beginning at the intersection of the center- 
line of 33d street with the center line of ' 
Butler street; thence south along the center 
line of Butler street to the center line ot 
39th street; thence west along the center liat-- 
of 39th street to the center line of the llli-.. 
nois and Michigan Canal; thence northeast-^ 
erly along the center line of the Illinois and; 
Michigan Canal and the Chicago River to'the. 
center line of Loomis street; thence south- 
easterly along the center line of Loomis- 



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■"^irofi ♦«» iliii contor lliu' <»f ;H^t ^trecr; , 
4bcn('»* vrr».l aloiij; ci'iitur lino o( 'Mm 
slrori l<» \\\v I cntor lino of South rcntie ave- j 
nui-. ihoii(-«< Kdulh nlotii; iho cuntor line oT ' 
South Coiilio avenue to the ceiilor line «»r 

stroot ; I honcc cast alon:; the oenter line j 
of '.V2\\ Hti i'i i ((I the center line <»f Soiilli Hnl- 
vteil si reel ; thence south alon;: tlircoiiter 
ilno ol South Halstetl slrert to the cculci- 
line of Jtltd SI root; tlieuce east alon^ tlie cen- ^ 
<cr lino of MM street to the centor line of ; 
liutU-r stri'ol, i.h«ll I'f <l<*ni»tiiiti;itf'"i mid be 
thf Sixth WmtiI. 

m:v kn I II w \Ki>. 
Ail tliMl porliun oT tin- City of C'lilcji^o 
■bouiH»e<l fi> l ot lows : 

Bojrlim'i)^; at the Intersection of the center 
iino of the (-hicago River and the center line 
M)f Ifith ,s|icot extended; thence e:ist alon^j 
ihc ( Ciller line of Kith street to the center 
line of 8(»uth Clark street: thence south 
^nlon'4 the center line of South Clark street 
\o the center line of 24th street; thence west 
-»long- th^ center line of 24th street to thecen- 
terline c>f Wentwortb avenue : thence south \ 
^lonjr the center line of Wentworth avenue ' 
to the center line of 26th street : thence west j 
^lon?: the center line 2tith street to the cen- 
ter 'ine <»f Stewart avenue: thence south 
ulong: the center line of Stewart arenue to the ■ 
'tenter line of 33d street : thence west alojig- the 
•T^enter line of 33rd street f the center line of I 
ISoufh HaLsied street: thence north along the 
'Xicnter line of South Halsted street to the : 
"tenter line of 32d street: thence west*alon.s: ; 
the center iine of 32d street to the center line 
•^f South Centre arenue; thence north along . 
l:.he center line of South Centre avenue to ' 
the center line of 3Ist street: thence east 
-alonjT the center line of 31st street to the 
•t:-enter line of Loomis street: thence north- 
Xvesteriy alonq; the center line of Loomis 
street to the center line of the Chicago River: 
thence northeasterly along the center line of 
the Chicago Rirer to the center line of 16th 
^tr*;et extended; shall be denominated and be 
^.he Seventh Ward. 



KIOII I'll U AKI). 

All thai portion of the Cits uf Chicas^o 
bounded an follows : 

lio(;lnnlntr at the Intersection <if the center 
line of the Chicairo Kivcr and the <'enter lint 
• f West I2th street; thence west along the 
<"onter line of West 12th street to the center 
line of Soutli Morgan street; thenco south 
along the center line of South Morgan Btreet 
to the center line of West IHth street ; thence 
west along the center line of West 18th 
street to the center line of South Morgan 
street : thence south along the center line of 
South Mf^igan street to the center line of the 
Chicago River; thence northeasterly and 
northerly along the center line of the 
Chicago River to tlie center line <»f West 
12th street; shall lie denominated an<l be the 
Eighth Ward. 

MNTII WAKI). 

All that portion of the City »f Chicago 
bounded as follows: 

Beginning at the intersection of the center 
line of Jjaflin street and the center lin« of 
West 12th street: thence south along the 
center line of Laflin street to the center line 
of the Chicago River: thence easterly along 
the center line of the Chicago River to the 
center line of South Morgan street : thence 
north along the center line ©f South Morgan 
street to the center line of West ISth street; 
thence east along the center line of West 18th 
street to the -center line of South Morgan 
street: thence north along the center line of 
South Morgan street to the center line of 
West 12th street : thence Avest along the cen- 
ter line of West 12th street to the center line 
©f Latiin street: shall be denominated and be 
the Ninth Ward. 

TEXTH WAltl). 

Ail that portion of the City of Chicago 
bounded as follows: 

Beginning at the intersection of the center 
line of Laflin street and the center line of 
West 12th street : thence west along the cen- 



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ter line of West 12tb street to the center line 
of South Wooel street: thence north along: 
the center line of 8outh Wood street to the 
center line of West Taylor street ; thence 
west alon.s: the center line of West Taylor 
street to the center line of Cypress street; 
thence seuth along the center line of Cypress 
■street to the center line of West r2th street: 
"thence west alonj^ the center line of West 
12th street to the center line of South Hoyne 
avenue: thence south along* the center line 
of South Hoyne avenue to the center 
line of the Illinois and .Michigan Canal; 
thence northeasterly along- the center line of 
said canal and the center line of the Chicago 
River to the center line of Laflin street: 
whence north along the center line of Laflin 
street to the center line of West 12th street; 
shall be denominated and be the Tenth Ward. 

ELEVENTH AVAKD. ' 

AH that portion of the City of Chicago 
-^bounded as follows: 

Commencing at the intei'section of the 
center line of South Hoyne avenue anel the 
center line of AYest 12th street: thence west 
along the center line of West 12th sti'eet to 
the center line of South Kedzie ayenue; 
thence south along the center line of South 
Kedzie avenue to the center line of the Illi- 
nois and Michigan Canal: thence northeast- 
erly along the center line of said canal to the 
center line of South Hoyne avenue; thence 
north along the center line of South Hoyne 
-avenue to the center line of West 12th street; 
shall be denominated and be the Eleventh 
AVara. 

TWELFTH M AKl). 

Ail that portion of the City of Chicago 
bounded as follows: 

Beginning at the intersection of the center 
line of South Wood street and the center line 
of West Madison street : thence west along 
the center line of West Madison street to the 
center line of South Sacramento avenue; 
thence south along the center line of South 
Sacramento avenue to the center line of 



West 12th street ; thence east along th 
center line of West I2th street to the 
center line of. Cypress street; thence 
north along the center line of 
Cypress street to the center line of West 
Taylor street; thence east along the center 
line of West Taylor street to the, center line 
of South Wood street: thence north along 
the center line of South Wood street to the 
center line of West Madison street; shall be 
denominated and be the Twelfth Ward. 

THIRTEENTH WARD. 

All that portion of the City of Chicago 
bounded as follows : 

Beginning at the intersection of the center 
line of 2sortb Paulina street and the center 
line ©f AVest Chicago avenue; thence west 
along the center line of West Chicago ave- 
nue to the center line of Homan avenue; 
thence south along the center line of Homaa 
avenue to the center line of West Madison 
street; thence east along the center line of 
West Madison street to the center line of 
Paulina street : thence north along the center 
line of Paulina street to the center line of 
West Chicago avenue; shall be denominated 
and be the Thirteenth AVard. 

FOURTEEXTH WARD. 

I 

All that portien of the City ©f Chicago 
bounded as follows : 

Beginning at the intersectien of the center 
line of N®rth Centre avenue and the center 
line of West Huron street : thence west along 
the center line of West Huron street to the 
center line of North Paulina street; thence 
south along the center line of Paulina street 
to center line of West Madison street: thence 
west along the center line of AVest Madison 
street to the center line of South 
W©od street: thence seuth along the 
center line of South Wood street to 
the center line of AA'est 12th street; 
thence east along the center line of West r2th 
street to the center line of Loomis street; 
thence north along the center line of Loomi-s 



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■trect to the center line of \Ve«t Van Buren 
Ktre«t . tbeuce ea%t alunt: the center line of 
W«st Van Buren ^tre«t to the center line •( 
South Centre avenue: theme nurth alun^ 
ibe center line «)f Kouth Centre avenue to the 
renter line of \Ve«t Madison street; thence 
east aloni; the center line of West Madison 
street to the center line of Ann street : thence 
north alont; the center line of Ann street to 
the center line of West Kinzie street; thence 
west along the center line of West Kinzie 
street t» the center line of North Centre are- 
nue: thence north alon;: the center line of 
North Centre avenue to the center line of 
West Huron street : shall be denominated and 
be the Fourteenth Wartl. 

FIFTEENTH WARD. 

All that portion of the City of Chicago 
bounded as follows: 

Beginning at the intersection ef the center 
line of the Chicago River and the center line 
of Van Buren street: thence west along the 
center line of West Van Buren street to the 
center line of Loomis street: thence south 
along the center line of Loomis street to the 
center line of West 12th street: thence east 
along the center Hne of West 12th street to 
the center line of the Chicago River: thence 
northerly along the center line of the Chicago 
River to the center line of Van Buren street: 
shall be denominated and be the Fifteenth 
Ward. 

SliTEEXTH WARD. 

All that Bortion of the City of Chicago 
bounded as follows: 

Beginning at the intersection of the center 
"line of the Chicago River and the center line 
of Van Buren street : thence we^t along the 
center line of West Van Buren street to the 
center line of South Centre avenue : thence 
north along the center line ©f South Centre 
avenue to the center line of West Madison 
street: thence east along the center line of 
West Madison street :o :i:e center line of 
Ann street; thence north along the center 



I line of Ann c'roet to the center line of West 
j Kinzie stroet; tbeoce we».t along the center 
, line of Weitt Kinzio street to the c«>nter line 
I of North Centre avenue : thence north along 
, the center line of North Centre avenue to the 
1 center line of Aogu^ta street; thence e*«t 
, along the center line of Augusta street, ex- 
I tended, to the center line of the Chioieo 
j RtTer: thence southeasterly and southerly 
along the center line of the Chicago River ui 
the center line of Van Buren ^^treet; shal'. b*f 
denoininateil and be the Sixteenth Ward. 

I ^EVE.VTEEXTD W.4KD. 

All that portion of the City of Cbicagi> 
bounded as follows: 

Beginning at the intersection of the center 
line of North Ashland avenue and the center 
I line of West North avenue; thence west 
along the center line of West North avenue 
to the center line of North Campl>ell avenue: 
thence south along the center line of North 
Campbell avenue to the center line of West 
Chicago avenue : thence east along the center 
line of West Chicago avenue to the center 
line of North Ashland avenue; thence 
north along the center line of North 
Ashland avenue to the center line of West 
North avenue: ■shall be denominated and 
l>e the Seventeenth Ward. 

EIGHTEENTH W.VKD. 

All that portion of the City of Chicago 
t bounded as follows: 

Beginning at the intersection of the center 

i 

j line of the Chicago River and the center line 
of North avenue; thence west along thecen- 

, ter line of North avenue to the center line of 

r 

North Ashland avenue : thence south along 
the center line of North Ashiand avenue to 
I the center line ©. West Chicago avenue; 
thence west along the center line of West 
Chicago avenuo to the center line of North 
Paulina street; thence south along the cen- 
ter line of North Paulina street to the cen- 
ter line of West Huron street; thence east 
along the center line of West Huron street 



IS^OTember 20. J 1 

to the center line ©£ North Centre avenue ; 
thence i.ortb along the center line of North 
Centre avenue to the center line of Augusta 
street; thence east along the center line of 
Augusta street extended to the center line of 
the Chicago River: thence northerly along 
the center line of the Chicago River to the 
center line of North avenue; shall be de- 
-nominated and be the Eighteenth Ward. 

NINETEENTH "WARD. 

All that portion of the City of Chicago 
bounded as follows: 

Beginning at the intersection of the center 
line of Division street extended, and the 
shore of Lal^e Michigan ; thence west along 
the center line of Division street to the cen- 
ter line of Sedgwick street; thence south 
Along the center line of Sedgwick street 
to the center line of Erie street; thence 
west along the center line of Erie 
street to the center line of the Chicago 
Hiver; thence southeasterly and east aleng 
the center line of the Chicago River to Lake 
Mich lean ; thence northerly and along the 
shore of Lake Michigan to the center line of 
Division street extended ; shall be denomi- 
nated and be the Nineteenth Ward. 

TWENTIETH WAKI). 

All that portion of the City of Chicago 
bounded as follows: 

Beginning at the intersection of the center 
line of North avenue extendtd and the shore 
of Lake Michigan : thence west along the 
center line of North avenue to the center line 
of the North Branch of the Chicago River ; 
thence southeasterly along the center line of 
the Chicago River to the center line of Erie 
street; thence east along the center line of 
Erie street to the center line of Sedgwick 
street; thence north along the center line of 
Sedgwick street to the center line of Division 
street; thence east along the center line of 
Division street extended to the shore of Lake 
Michigan ; thence northerly' along the shore of 
X.ake Michigan to the center line of North 



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avenue extended ; shall be denominated and 
be the Twentieth Ward. 

TWENTT-FIUST WAKU. 

All that portion of the City of Chicago 
bounded as follows: 

Beginning at the interse'jtion of the center 
line of Fullerton avenue extended and the 
shore of Lake Michigan ; thence west along 
the center line of Fullerton avenue to the 
center line of North Halsted street ; thence 
south along the center line of North 
Halsted street to the center line of 
Center street; thence west along the center 
line of Center street to the center line of 
Racine avenue; thence south along the cen- 
ter line of Racine avenue to the center line of 
Cly bourn place ; thence west along the center 
line of Clybourn place to the center line of 
the North Branch of the Chicago River; 
thence southeasterly along the center line of 
the North Branch of the Chicago River to 
the center line of North avenue; thence 
east along the center line of North avenue 
extended to the sh@re of Lake Michigan; 
thence northerly along the shore of Lake 
Michigan to the center line of Fullerton ave- 
nue extended: shall be denominated and be 
the Twenty-first Ward. 

TWENTY-SECOND WARD. 

AH that portion of the City of Chicago 
bounded as fellows: 

Beginning at the intersection of the center 
line of Seminary avenue and the center line 
of Belmont avenue ; thence west along the 
center line of Belmont avenue to the center 
line ©f the North Branch of the Chicago 
River; thence southeasterly along the center 
line of the Nerth Branch of the Chicago 
River to the center line of Clybourn place; 
thence east along the center line of Clybourn 
place to the center line of Racine avenue ; 
thence north along the center line of Racine 
avenue to the center line of Center street; 
thence east along the center line of Center 
street to the center line of North Halsted 



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Htrvet; thence north tkloun tlic center line uf 
North HalKted htreei to the center lint of 
KuUertiin avenue; thence west alonjf the 
ctnter line of KuHerldn avenue to Ihe center 
line ofjHeiiilnary nvenue : thence north along 
the center line of Seminary avenue to the 
center line uf He!u)ont avenue; shall be de- 
noBiinated :ind be the Twenty-second Wanl. 

TW KN TV-THIKH WaUI". 

All that portion «>f the City <.f ( 'liit;(;,ro 
bounded las follows: 

Bejfinnint' :it the intersection of the Indian 
Boundary Line (north city limits) and the 
shore of Lake Michigan ; thence southwest- 
erly along tlie Indian Boundary Line to the 
center line of Howanl avenue: thence west 
along the center line of Howard avenue t« 
the center line of North Clark street; thence 
south and southeasterly along the center line 
of North Clark street te the center line of 
Graceland avenue: thence east along the cen- 
ter line of Graceland avenue to the center 
line ©f Racine avenue; thence south along 
the center line of Racine avenue to the center 
line of Belmont avenue: thence east along 
the center line of Belmont avenue to the cen- 
ter line of ►Seminary ayenue: thence south 
along the center line of Seminary avenue to 
the center line of Fullerton avenue: thence 
east along the center line of Fullerton ave- 
nue, extended, to the shore of Lake Michi- 
gan; thence northerly along the shore of 
Lake [Michigan to said Indian Boundary 
Line; shall be denominated and be the Twen- 
ty-third Ward. 

TWEXTY-rOURTH WABD. 

All that portion of the City of Chicago 
bounded as follows : 

Beginning at the intersection of the center 
line of Howard avenue and the center line 
©f North Clark street; thence west 
-along the center line of Howard ave- 
nue, extended, to the center line of 
North Kedzie avenue; thence south along 
the center line ©f North Kedzie avenue to 



, the center lloe of UeTon avenue; thence eaht 
I along the center line of DcYun H\enue to the 
center line of North Wchtern avenue; thence 
Houth along the center tine of North Wesiera 
avenue to the center line of Belmont avenue; 
I thence eaHt alon^ the center line of Belmwnt 
I avenue to the center line of Racine avenue; 
th«ncc ni>rth along the center line of Racine 
avenue to the center line of Graceland ave- 
I nue (Irving Park boulevard); thence west 
j along the center line of Graceland avenue to 
j the center line of North Clark street; thence 
I northwesterly and north along the center 
I line mf North Clark street to the center line 
' of Howard avenue, north city limits; shall 
j t>e denominated and t>e the Twenty-fourtU 
j Ward. 

j TWENTY-FIFTH WAKI>. 

j All that portion of the City f»f Chicago 
I bounded as follows: 

Beginning at the intersection of the center 
j line of the Chicago River and the center line 
j of North avenue; thence west along the cen- 
ter line of West North avenue to the center 
line of North Campbell avenue; thence north 
along the center line of North Campbell ave- 
I nue to the center line of West Armitage ave- 
i nue; thenoe east along the center line of 
West Armitage avenue to the center line of 
i Milwaukee avenue; thence northwest along 
the center line of 31ilwaukee avenue to the 
center line of North Rockwell street; taeuee 
I north al»ng the center line ©f North Rock- 
i well street to the center -line of ElstOQ ave- 
I nue: thence northwest along the center line 
j of Elston avenue to the center line of West 
j BelmOnt avenue; thence east along the center 
' line of West Belmont avenue to the center 
line ©f the Chicago River : thence southeast- 
erly along the center line of the Chicago 
River to the center line ©f North avenue: 
shall be denominated and be the Twenty-dfta 
Ward. 

! TWENTY-SIXTH WAKD. 

All that portion of the City of Chicago 
bounded as follows: 



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Beginning at the intersection of the center 
line of North Campbell avenue and the center 
line of West Chicago avenue; thence west 
along the center line of West Chicago avenue 
to the center line of North Kedzie avenue ; 
thence north along the center line of North 
Kedzie avenue to the center line of West Bel- 
mont avenue ; thence east along the center 
line of West Belmont avenue to the center 
line of Elston avenue: thence southeast 
along the center line of Elston avenue to the 
center line of North Rockwell street; thence 
south along the center line of North Rock- 
well street to the center line of Milwaukee 
avenue; thence southeast along the center 
line ef Milwaukee avenue to the center line 
of West Armitage auenue : thence west along 
the center line ©f West Armitage avenue to 
the center line of North Campbell avenue; 
thence south along the center line of North 
Campbell avenue to the center line of West 
Chicago avenue ; shall be denominated and 
fee the Twenty-sixth Ward. 

TWENTY-SEVENTH WARD. 

All that portion of the City of Chicago 
bounded as follows: 

Beginning at the intersection of the center 
line of North Western avenue and the center 
line of West Devon avenue; thence west 
along the center line of West Devon avenue 
to the center line ©f Milwaukee avenue: 
thence northwesterly, west, north, west, 
south, west, south, west, south, east, 
and south, along the city limits to 
the center line of AVest Bryn Mawr 
avenue; thence east along the center line of 
West Bryn Mawr avenue to the center line of 
North 60th avenue; thence south along the 
eenter line of North 60th avenue to the center 
line of West Irving Park boulevard; thence 
west along the center line of West Irving 
Park boulevard to the center line of North 
72d avenue: thence south along the center 
line of North 72d avenue to the center line of 
West North avenue; thence ea.st along the 
center line of West North avenue to the cen- 



ter line of North Kedzie avenae: theQCt 
north along the center Vine of North Kedzie - 
1 avenue to the center line of West B»lrnoat 
! avenue ; thence east along the eenter line o*.- 
I West Belmont avenue and Belmont avenue to , 
i the center line of North Western avenue;: 
I thence north along the center line of NortU 
I Western avenue to the center line of Wes't 
j Devon avenue; shall be denominated and be. 
1 the Twenty-seventh Ward. 

TWENTY-EIGHTH WAHD. 

All that portion of the City of Chicag:^^ 
\ boutfded as follows: 

I Beginning at the intersection of the eeatet- 
■ line of North Kedzie avenue and the cente4^ 

I line of West North avenue; thence wesfe- 

I 

I aleng the center line of West N^rtb avenue 
to the eenter line of Austin avenise CWri 
avenue) ; thence south aleng the center liaa 
of Austin avenue to the center line of West 
12th street; thence east along the center - 
line of West r2th street to the cen-=- 
ter line of South 48th avenue: thence- 
north along the center line of South 4Stb 
avenue to the center line of West Madison 
street; thence east along the center linij o? 

I West Madison street to the center line oi 
Homan avenue ; thence north along the eenteu 
line of Homan avenue to the center line of 
West Chicago avenue; thence east along thti 
.center line of West Chicago avenue to the 
center line of Nonh Kedzie avenue ; theace- 
north along the center line of North Kedzie^ 

! avenue to the center line of West Norttv 

j avenue; shall be denominated and be tbt^ 

I Twentv-eis'hth Ward. 

! ' ■ " 

! TWENTY-NINTH WABD. 

I All that portion of the City of Chicago--, 
j bounded as follows: 

Beginning at the intersection of the eentei 
line of South Sacramento avenue and '.lie 
center line of West Madison street; thence 
west along the center line of West Madiso«. 
street to the eenter line of South 48tn av- 
I enue: thence south along the center line o<\' 



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Souf.i 48(ii avvDiie to Ibe center Hue «>f Webt 
I'itii «ircel; iheut'c cn»i hIudi; the cuater line 
«»( \Vf»l I'Jlli hfrwl to tlie <-outer line of South 
40th aTOiMie : tlioiicc south alon^; the center 
line of Soiiib 4('»(.h avooue to the (iMiter line 
of West •i'.Ub hirof I : ibence eabt aluni^ the 
vtntrr line of West street to the center 
lint- of the Illinois Hnd Michigan Canal: 
thence nortbeasterly aUtu^ the center line 
^>f Kuid canal lo the center line of South 
Ke<Uie avenue ; thonce north along the cen- 
ter line of Souili Kcd/.:e avenue to the center 
line •f West lilh .street ; thence ea!>t alou^:: 
the center line of West 13th street to the 
cent<r line of South Sacramento avenue: 
thence north along the center line of South 
Sacraiueuto avenue t* the center line of 
West Madison street : shall be den»ininateU 
-^nd the Twenty-ninth Ward. 

: UIKTIETH WAKl». 

Ai. that i>orlion of the City of Cbicaffo 
i>ounded a? toUows: 

Beginninj; at the intersection of the center 
-ine of 39tb <treet and the center line of 
•Boutk Halst«i street : thence south along the 
'ctDter line of South Halsted street to the 
KJenter line of- Wej^t 55tb street: thence west 
;\long the center line of West Soth street to 
the city limits (S<»uth 4rSth avenue) : thence 
north alonjr the city limits to the center line 
of 39th street: thence east along the center 
line of 39th street to fhe center line of South 
Halsted street; shall l»e denominated and l^e 
^he Thirtieth liVard. 

TUIUTY-FIKST WAKl>. 

All that portion of the City or Chicago 
funded as follows- 

Beginniner at the int-erseetion of the center 
line of Sihh street and the center line of 
8euth State street: thence south along the 
'v^^entc:- line of South State street to the center 
line of 55tL street: thence west along the 
^center line of West 55th street to the center 
iine of South Haisted street; thence north 
■siloDiT the center line of South Haisted street 



; to t lie center liot* of :{<Jth street ; tbeoce eas' 
aloni; tii« center lioe of 39tb street to the 
center line of South State street; Phall l»e 
ilenominatpd and be the Thirty-tlrst Ward 

TUIKTY-KBCONI* WAUI». 

Ail that porlian of the City of Chicago 
bounded as follows: 

Heginning at the intersection of the center 
line of 55th street -and the center Hoe of 
South State street; thence south along the 
center line of South State strwet to the center 
line of G3d street : thence west along the c;cfi- 
ter line of West 03<.l street to the center line 
of South Loom'rs street : thence south along 
the center line of South Loomis street to the 
center line of West 87th street: thence west 
along the center line of West 87th street to 
the city limits (South 48tl: avenue); thence 
north along the center line of South 48tb 
arenue to the center line of West 55th street ; 
thence east along the center line of West 55th 
street to the center line of South State street ; 
shall be denominated and be the Thirty- 
second Ward. 

THIRTT-THIKD WAKD. 

' A!i that portion of the City of Chicago 

j bounded as follows : 

i 

Beginning at the intersection of the center 
line of 63d street and the center line ©f South 
. State street: thence south along the center 
line of South State sti eet to the center line of 
99th street: thence west along the center line 
of West 99th street to the center line of 
Stewart avenue; thence south along the cen- 
ter line of Stewart avenue to the center line 
of West 103d street; thence west along the 
center line of West 103d street to the center 
line of South Haisted street: thence south, 
, along the center line of South Haisted street 
i to the center line of West 107th street; 
; thence west along the center line of West 107th 
' street to the center line of South Western 
, avenue: thence north along the center line 
j of Southwestern avenue to the center line 
. of West S7th street; thenoe east along the 



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Hout!) 48lli iiventifi t»» Ihe i-eiiti-i Hue of W'uhl 
)2l.h >lrui'l; iii< iic<i vnsi ti\o\\\; (lie cutitur liae 
uf West. I'Jlli rcrt lo Mto ruiitur line uf South 
40th uTOimc : tliciic*' .>.oiith iiUmtf tin- <<'ntfr 
line of South 4(il.h nvciiuo to the cfiilef lino 
of West :i'.>th sU'ucl : lliunce eiiHt itlonii; the 
f tnter liiH- of W<'Kt:!'.Mli street t<» the eooter 
liiu- ol tlie llliiMiis niid Mielil^un Canul; 
ihciicc nurtlioastcily .iluiiif the cteiiter line 
'if Miiil cniiiil Id I Ih' I'dtitcr iiiic of SouMi 
Ke«lzie uvcii lit* ; (lifiicc noilli ;il(ni^ tlic cen- 
"ter line of Soulli Ked/io avenue to the center 
line ©f West l:illi si leet ; thence east nlonf,'- 
Ihc L'cnter line of West \)lth street to the 
center line of Soiitli Sacrameuto avenue; 
'thence iiortli ulon;;- the center line of South 
Sacraujcnto iivfimc t® tlie center line of 
West Madison street ; shall l»e denominated 
-and he the Twcnly-ninth Ward. 

TMiinncrii wakd. 

All that {)orlion of the City of Chicayfo 
'!>ounded as follows: 

Beginninj; at the intersection of the center 
"line of 39tli street and the center line of 
•'South Halsted street; thence south along the 
'center line of South Halsted street to the 
'"Center line of West 55th street; thence west 
along the center line of West 55th street to 
the cit3' liniits (South 4Sth avenue); thence 
north along the city limits to the center line 
of 30th street; thence east along the center 
line of 39th street to the center line of South 
Halsted street ; shall be denominated and be 
■the Thirtieth Ward. 

THIirrV-FIUST AVAKl). 

Ail that i»ortion of the City of Chicago 
^jounded as follows- 

Beginning at the int-ersection of the center 
line of 39ih street and the center line of 
Seuth, State street: thence south along the 
'Center line of Sotith State street to the center 
line of 55th street: thence west along the 
center line of West 55th street to the center 
line of South Halsted street; thence north 
■iftlpB;: the center line of South Haisted street 



to till* eefiter line of ;i'.Mh street; thence eas' 
along the center line of :t'.Hh street to the 
oiMiter line of South Slate street; Khali Iw 
denouiinut«'d iitid Im the Thirly-llrst WarU, 

I IllllTV-rtBCONI) WAICI). 

All that )»orti*»n of thr City of Chicago 
bounded aH follows : 

Beginning at th« interKcction of Hk; centtr 
line of 55th street •;in(i the center line of 
South State street; thence sfMith jdong the 
center line of South State street to the center 
line of ti3d street: thence west along the cen- 
ter line of West O'kl street to the center line 
of South Loomis street ; thence south along 
the center line of South Jjoomis street to the 
center line of West 87th street; thence west 
along the center line of West H7th street to 
the city limits (South 48th avenue) ; thence 
north along the center line of South 48th 
arenue to the center line of West 55th street; 
thence east along the center line of West 55th 
street to the center line of South State st<*eet ; 
shall be denominated and be the Thirty- 
second Ward. 

THIRTY-THIKU \VAi:i>. 

All that portion of the City of Chicago 
bounded as follows: 

Beginning at the intersection of the center 
line of 63d street and the center line »f South 
State street ; thence south along the center 
line of South State street to the center line of 
l)9th street ; thence west along the center line 
of West 99th street to the center line of 
Stewart avenue ; thence south along the cen- 
ter line of Stewart avenue to the center line 
of West 103d street; thence west along the 
center line of West 103d street to the center 
line of South Halsted street; thence south, 
along the center line of South Halsted street 
to the center line of West 107th street; 
thence west along the center line of West 107th 
street to the center line of South Western 
avenue; thence north along the center line 
of Southwestern avenue to the center line 
of West S7th street; thence east along the. 



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center line of West 87'th street to the center 
line of Soutia Loorais street; thence north 
along the center line of South Looniis street 
to th.e center line of West OBd street; thence 
east along; the center line of West 63d street 
to the center line of South State street; shall 
be eienoaiinated ;ind be the Thirty-third 
Ward. 

THIKTY-rOURTH WA.RD. 

All that portion of the Cit}' of Chicago 
bounded as follows: 

Beginning- at the intersection of the center 
line ©f Stony Island avenue and the center 
line of 7lst street; thence west along the 
center line of 71st street to the center line of 
South State street; thence south along the 
center line of South State street to the center 
line of 99th street; thence west along the 
center line of West 99th street to the center 
line of Stewart avenue; thence south along 
the center line of Stewart avenue to the cen- 
ter line of West 103d street; thence west 
alottg the center line of West 103d street to 
the center line of South Halsted street; 
thence south along the center line of South 
Halsted street to the center line of West 
llltb street; thence west along the center 
line of West 111th street to the center line of 
South Peoria street; thence south along the 
center line of South Peeria street to the center 
line of West U5th street; thence west along the 
center line of West 115th street to the center 
line of South Ashland avenue ; thence south 
iilong. the center line of South Ashland 
avenue to the center line of West 123d street ; 
theuce east along the center line ®f West 
12301 street to the center line of South Halsted 
street; thence south along the center line of 
South Halsted street to the city limits; 
thence east, south, and east along the city 
limits to the east line of Sections thirty-five 
(35) and twenty-six (26), Township thirty- 
seven (37) North, Range fourteen (14) ; 
thence north along said Section line pro- 
jected through Lake Calumet to the center 
ling, of Stony Island avenue; thence north 



along the center line of Stony Island avenue 
to the center line of 71st street; shall be de- 
nominated and be the Thirty-fourth Ward. 

THIKTY-FIFTH W^ARI). 

Alt that portion of the City of Chicago- 
liounded as follows: 

Beginning at the intersection of the center 
line of 71st street and the shore of Lake 
Michigan ; thence west along the center line 
®f 71st street to the center line of Stony 
Island avenue; thence south along the center 
line of Stony Island avenue projected through 
Lake Calumet to the intersection of the west 
line of Sections twenty-tive (25) and thirty- 
six (36), Township thirty-seven (37) North, 
Range fourteen (14) with the shore line of 
Lake Calumet; thence south along said Sec- 
tion line to the city limits; thence east along 
the city limits (138th street) to the Indiana 
State line; thence north along the Indiana 
State line to the shore of Lake Michigan; 
thence northwesterly along the shore of Lake 
Michigan to the center line of 71st street;' 
shall be denominated and be the Thirty-fiftli 
Ward. 

Section 2. That Section 1,964 of the Re-, 
vised Code of the City of Chicago (1897) be 
and it is hereby repealed. 

Seetion 3. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after the date 
of its passage. 

In connection with the foregoing report 
Aid. Raymer presented a minority report and 
moved that the same be deferred and pub- 
lished. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report: 

Chicago, November 22, 1900. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of 
Chicago in Council Assembled: 

Your Special Committee on Redistricting 
the City into Wards, to whom was referre 
matter pertaining to such redistriction, de- 
sire to present this their minority report, and 
in so doing voice the belief that the acconfi- 



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■\>tioyinii Ai'diiiHMcc und pliin eiiibodiuH ull that 
N fair In tli(« m.-ittfr of rc(li6trictln;r tlx- 
IkiiIi ms to populiition, which \% vo at- 
runf^tn) ms to ;;lve the oullyln;; himI newer 
w«rtls Ipss pnpiilHtion thfin tho oU\vi wanU. 
hikI partietiliirly thusu knuwn us the river 
wardH, und also as relates to evennesK of ward 
lines or huundarios. The political aspect of 
the mutter has hud nu consideration what- 
e?er, und in that resjicct is alisolntely free 
from hiu«i. 

\V ^I.TI-lt J. H a YMKIt. 

•John P(t\vKKs. 

He it ordniutil lnj the Citij Coiinril ttj the ('ity 
of Chicnijo: 

Section 1. Tliat the City of C'hica;r«> be 
and it is hereby divided into thirty-live 
Wards, as follows : 

All that portion of the City of Chica;jro 
bounded as follows: 

Commencing at the center line of the ujouth 
of the Chicago River ; thence west and .south 
along the center line of said river to the 
center line of 24th street; thence east along 
the center line of 24th street to the shore of 
Lake Michigan: thence northerly along the 
shore of Lake Michigan to the center line of 
the mouth of the Chicago River, shall be 
denominated the First Ward. 

SEWXD WARD. 

All that ix)rtion of the City of Chicago 
bounded as follows: 

Commencing at the intersection of Howard 
street (north city limits) and the shore of 
Lake Michigan : thence southwesterly anel 
west along the noith city limits to the center 
line of North Clark street; thence southerly 
along the center line of North Clark street to 
the center of Racine avenue: thence south 
along the center of Racine avenue to the 
center line of Diversey boulerard: thence 
east along the center of Diversey boulevard 
to the shore of Lake Michigan ; thence 
northerly along the shore of Lake Michigan 
to said Haward street, shall be denominated 
the Second Ward. 



riiiuii w\i(it. 

\il that portion of the City of ChiCM»fo 
bounded us follows: 

< 'ommencing at the Interhection of Howard 
streat and the center line of N<»rth Clark 
street ; thence west along Howard .«-treet to 
Kcd/.ic avenup; thence south along Kedzie 
avenue to Devon avenue; thence east along 
the center line of Devon avenue to the ceater 
line of Western avenue; thence south along 
the center line- of WePtern avenue to the 
center line of Belmont avenue; thence east 
ah)ng the center line of Belmont avenue to 
the center line of Racine avenue: theacc 
north alonir the center line of Racine avenue 
to its intersectian with the center line of 
North Clark straet; thence north and north- 
j westerly along the center line of North Clark 
1 street to Howard street, or the place of be- 
ginning, shall be denominated the Third 
AVard. 

I FOUKTU WAKI>. 

All that portion of the City of Chicago 
bounded as follows: 
Commencing at the iiiter>ecti«»n of the 

1 center of North Western avenue 
and the center of West Devon avenue: 
thence west along the center of West 
Devon avenue or north city limits to the 
center of Milwaukee avenne; thence north- 

, westerly, west, north, east and south along 
the city limits to the center of Bryn Mawr 

i avenue; thence east along Bryn Mawr ave- 
nue to North Sixtieth avenue: thence 
south along North Sixtieth avenue to 
West Irving Park boulevard: thence west 
along West Irving Park boulevard to North 

: Seventy-second avenue: thence south along' 
Nerth Seventy-second avenue to the center of 
West North avenue ; thence east along the 
center ef West North avenue to the center of 
North Kedzie avenue; thence north along 
the center of North Kedzie avenue to the 
center line of Diversey avenue ; thence east 
along the center line of Diversey avenue lo 
the center line of Western avenue; tbeoee 



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north along the center line of Western ave- 
nue to the center line of Devon avenue, or 
place ©f beginning', shall be denominated the 
Fourth Ward. 

FIFTH WAKD. 

All that portion of the City of Chicago 
bounded as follows : 

Commencing at the intersection of the 
center line of Diversey avenue and the center 
line of Campbell avenue; thence north along 
the center line of Diversey avenue t© the 
center line of Kedzie avenue ; thence south 
along the center line of Kedzie avenue to 
the center line of Chicago avenue: thence 
east along the center line of Chicago avenue 
to the center line of Rockwell street; thence 
north along the center line of Rockwell street 
to the center line of North avenue; thence 
east along the center line of North avenue to 
the center line of Campbell avenue; thence 
north along the center line of Campbell av- 
enue to the center line of Diversey avenue, or 
place of beginning, shall be denominated the 
Fifth Ward. 

SIXTH WARD. 

All that portion of the City of Chicago 
bounded as follows : 

Commencing at the center line of the 
North Branch of the Chicago River where it 
intersects Diversey avenue; thence nerth 
along the center line of Diverse^' avenue to 
the center line of Campbell avenue; thence 
south along the center line of Campbell ave- 
nue to the center line of North avenue ; thence 
west along the center line of North avenue to 
the center line of Rockwell street; thence 
south along the center line ©f Rockwell 
street to the center line of Chicago avenue; 
■ thence east along the center line of Chicago 
[ avenue to the center line of Robey street: 
, thence north along the center line of Robey 
[ street to the center line of North avenue ; 
I thence east along the center line of North 
I avenue to the center line of Lincoln street; 
1 thence north along the eenter line of Lincoln 
K street to the center line of the North Branch 



I of the Chicago River; thence northwesterly 
following the center line of said river to the 
j center line of Diversey avenue, or place of 
{ beginning, shall be denominated the BlKfch 
I Ward. 

SEVENTH WAKD. 

I 

j All that portion of the City of Chicaga 
bounded as follows : 

Commencing at the intersection of the 
center line of Lincoln street and the eenter 
line of the North Branch of the Chicago 
River; thence south on the center iiae &t 
said Lincoln street to the center iine of North 
avenue: thence west along the center lino of 
North avenue to the center line of Robey 
street; thence south along the center line of 
Robey street to the center iine of Chicag^o 
avenue; thence east along the center line of 
i Chicago avenue to the center line of Ashland 
avenue; thence north along the center line of 
Ashland avenue to the center line of fche 
North Branch of the Chicago River ; thence 
northwesterly, following the center line of 
said river to the center line of Lincoln street^ 
or place of beginning, shall be denominated 
the Seventh Ward. 

EIGHTH W\RD 

All that portion of the City of Chicago 
bounded as follows : 

Commencing at the center line of Ashland 
avenue and the center line of the North 
Branch of the Chicago River: thence south 
on the center line of said Ashland avenue to 
the center line of Huron street; tbence east 
1 along the center line ©f Huron street to the 
I center line of May street : thence north along- 
j the center line of May street to the center line 
j of Chicago avenue; thence east along the 
j center line of Chicago avenue to the center 
I line of the North Branch of the Chicago 
j River; thence north, northwesterly and west 
' along the center line of said North Branch of 
the Chicago River to the center line of Ash- 
land avenue, or place of beginning, shall be- 
\ denominated the Eighth Ward. 



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All tliat portiuii of the Cily of Cliicatfo 
l)Oun«lr(l «s follows : 

ConjmenciiijT ni tlic iiiterscclion of the 
center lino of Uivt'rsey l»oulfViird niid the 
shore of Lake Miciii^'an : thence west on the 
center line of Diversi-y Ixiulcvard to the 
renter line of Huririe avenue: thence north on 
the center lin«' of Uacine uTenuc to the center 
Jine of Belmont uTcnnc; tlience west on the 
<'«nter line of Beltnonf avenue to the cejiter 
line of Western iiTenue: thence south on the 
<'«nter line •f Wwstern avenue to the center 
lint of Diversey avenue or boulevard: thence 
oast alon;j tlie center line of Diversey avenue 
or boulevard to the center line of the North 
Branch of the Chicajro River: thence south- 
easterly, east and southeasterly along the 
center line of said river to its intersection 
with the center line of Belden avenue: thence 
east alonir the center line of Belden avenue 
to its intersection with the sli»re of Lake 
Micbifran; thence north and northwesterly 
along the shore of Lake Michigan to the 
center line of Diversej- boulevard, or place of 
beginninjr. shall be denominated the Ninth 
Ward. 

TENTH WaKD. 

All that portion of the City of Chicago 
bounded as follows: 

Cqmmeucln? at the center line of Belden 
avenue and the shore of Lake Michigan: 
Thence west along the center line of said 
Belden avenue te the center line of the North 
Branch of the Chicago River : thence south- 
easterly and east along the center line of said 
rirer to the center line of North avenue: 
thence east along the center line of North 
avenue to its mtersection witli the shore line 
of Lake Michigan : thence following the sbore 
line of said Lake Michigan to the center line 
of Belden avenue, or place of beginning. 
5hall be denominated the Tenth Ward. 

ELEVENTH WARD. 

All that portion of the City, of Chicago, 
"bounded as follows: 



Coinniencing at the center line of North 
avenue and at tlie shore line of Lake Mich- 
igan ; thence west along the center line of Kald 
North avenue to the center line o( the N»rth 
Branch of the Chicago KiTcr: thence south- 
easterly along the center line ^f said river to 
its intersection with the center line uf Oak 
street; thencv east along the center line of 
Oak street to the shora of Lake Michigan. 
Then northwesterly along the shore of said 
lake to the center line of North avenue, or 
place of beginning, shall k|p denominated the 
Eleventh Ward. 

TWELFTH WAICI). 

All that portion of the City of Chicago 
bounded as follows: 

Commencing at the center line of Oak 
street and the shore of Lake Michigan ; thence 
west along the center line of said Oak street 
to the center line of the North Branch of the 
Chicago River : then southeasterly along the 
I center line of said North Branch to the cen- 
I ter of the main Chicago River: thence east- 
erly along the center of said main river to its 
intersection with Lake Michigan : thence 
northwesterly, west and i:orthwesterly along 
the shore of said lake to the center line of 
Oak street, or place of beginning, shall l>e 
denominated the Twelfth Ward. 

TUIKTEEXTU WAKD. 

All that portion of the City of Cuicago 
i bounded as follows: 

Commencing at the intersection of the cen- 
j ter lines of Chicago, avenue and the North 
' Branch of tke Chicago River : thence west 
along the center line of said Chicago avenue 
j to the center line of May street : thence south 
j along the center line of May street to the cen- 
I ter line of Huron street: thence west along 
the center line of Huron street to the center 
line of Ashland avenue: thence south alonf 
the center line of Ashland avenue to the cen- 
ter line of Monroe street: thence east along 
I the center line of Monroe street to the center 
I line of the South Branch @f the Chicago' 



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River; thence north and northwesterly along 
tbe center line of the South and North 
Branches of the Chicago River to where the 
North Branch of the Chicago River intersects 
the center line of Chicago avenue, or place of 
l5eginning, shall be denominated the Thir- 
teenth Ward. 

FOURTEENTH WARD. 

AH that portion of the City of Chicago 
bounded as follows: 

Commencing at the center lines lef 
Chicago avenue and Ashland avenue; thence 
west in Chicago avenue to the center line of 
California avenue; thence south on the cen- 
ter line of California avenue to the center 
line of Madison street ; thence east along the 
center line of Madison street to the center 
line of Ashland avenue; thence north along 
the center line of Ashland avenue t© the 
center line of Chicago avenue, ©r place of 
beginning, shall be denominated the Four- 
teeth Ward. 

FIFTEENTH WARD. 

All that portion of the City of Chicago 
bounded as follows: 

Commencinff at the center intersecting 
lines of Kedzie avenue and North aveaue ; 
thence west along- the center line of said 
North avenue to North 62d avenue; thence 
iouth along 62d avenue to the center line of 
West Lake street ; thence east along the cen- 
ter line of West Lake street to the cen- 
ter line of California avenue; thence north 
along the center line of California avenue to 
the center line of Chicago avenue; thence 
west along the center line of Chicago avenue 
to the center line of Kedzie avenue; thence 
north along the center line of Kedzie avenue 
to the center line of North avenue, or place 
of beginning shall be denominated the 
Fifteenth Ward. 

SIXTEENTH W^ARD. 

All that portion of the City of Chicago 
bounded as follows : 
Commencing at the intersecting center 



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lines of Lake street and California avenij,e ; 
thence west along the center line of sai 
Lake street to the center line of North 62nd 
avenue; thence south along 62nd avenue to 
the center line of Madison street; thence 
east along Madison street to 48th avenue; 
thence south along 48th avenue to the center 
line of 12th street; thence east along the 
center line of 12th street to the center line of 
California avenue; thence north on the center 
line of California avenue to the center line of 
Lake street, or place of beginning, shall be 
denominated the Sixteenth Ward. 

SEVENTEENTH WART). 

All that portion of the City of Chicag®, 
bounded as follows: 

Commencing at the intersecting center line 
of Madison street and the center line of Ash- 
land avenue; thence west along the center 
line of Madison street to the center line of 
California avenue; thence south along the 
center line of California avenue to the cent;«r 
line of Taylor street ; thence east along the 
center line of Taylor street to the center line 
of Ashland avenue; thence north along the 
center line of Ashland avenue to the center 
line of Madison street, or place of beginning^^ 
shall be denominated the Seventeenth Ward, 

EIGHTEENTH WARD. 

All that portion of the City of Chicago 
bounded as follows : 

Commencing at the intersecting center 
lines of the South Branch of the Chicago 
River and Monroe street; thence west along 
the center line of Monroe street to the center 
line of Ashland avenue; thence south along 
the center line of Ashland avenue to the 
center line of Taylor street; thence east along 
the center line of Taylor street to the center 
line of the South Branch of the Chicago 
River; thence following the center line 
northerly along the course ©f said river to thp. 
center line of Monroe street, or place ©f be- 



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iliiiUiDiT, hhall b<r dcnoinlDiitetl the Ki|;btecntli 
Wiinl. 

MNETERNTII WAUU. 

All tb«l liuriion of llu> City of C'hioii|fo 
lK>unde<i as folluH.s 

( ^unineiH'iiic at intt Thi'i liii;: renu r 
of thr South Branch of ihi' ('hU-a{r«> KiTer and 
Tnyl'ir street ; tbeDcc wpst alony the center 
lil t Taylor ^t^eet to the center line of 
Ashland avenue: thence south along the 
center line of A$«hland avenue to the center 
line of Fifteenth street : thence cast aleng 
the center line of Fifteenth street to the center 
line of the Soutii Braich of the Chicago 
Kiver; thence followin;; the center line of j 

said river northerly and northwesterly to the 
center line of Taylor street, ©r place of be- 
};inn)n^'. shall be tlenoininateti the Nineteenth 
Ward. 

TWENTIETH \\A1{I>. 

Ai: luat portion of the City of Chica«ro 
bounded as follows: 

C-«mnaenciny at the center line «f 15tb 
street and the center line of the South Branch ; 
of the Chicago River : thence west along' the | 
<€nter line of said 15th street to the center j 
line of Ashland avenue: thence south along j 
the center line of Ashland avenue to the cen- ! 
tet line of the Illinois and Michigan Canal: 
thence northeasterly along- the center line of 
said canai an«L the South Branch of the Chi- ' 
cage River t© the center line of 15th street, 
or place of beginning, shall be denominated ' 
the Twentieth Ward. 

T\VEXTY-FIH>T AVAKll. 

AY: that portion of the City of Chicago 
feQunded as follows- j 

Commencin;: at the intersecting center 
lines of Ashland avenue and Taylor street: 
thence west along: the center line of Taylor 
street to the center line of Hoyne avenue: 
thence «outh alon? the center line of Hoyne 
-avcEue to the center line of the Illinois and 
Miehig-an Canal; thence northeasterly along ^ 
the center line of said canal to a point where 
Asbland avenue would intersect the said 



canal: thence north alon? the center line of 
Ashland avenue pro«luce<l and Ashland ave- 
nue to the center line of Tajlor street, or 
place of beginning, bhnll be denominated the 
Twenty-llrst Ward. 

TWBNTV-t»ECt»M» WAKl». 

All that portion of the City nf Chieage 
bounded as follows : 

Commencing at the intersecting lines of 
Hoyne avenue and Taylor street: thence west 
along the center line of Taylor street to the 
center lineof California avenue: thence south 
along the center line oi California avenue to 
the center line of the Illinois and Michigan 
Canal : thence northeasteriy along the center 
line ef said canal to the center line of Hoyne 
avenue: thence north along the center line of 
Hoyne avenue to the center line of Taylor 
street, or place of beginning, shall De denom- 
inated the Twenty-second Ward. 

TWEXTX-THIKD w'aK1». 

All that portion of the City of Chicago 
bounded as follows: 

Commencing at the center intersecting 
lines of California avenue and West Twelfth 
street: thence west along the center line of 
West Twelfth street to South Forty-sixth 
avenue: thence .south along South Forty- 
sixth avenue to Thirty-ninth street: thence 
west along Thirty-ninth street to South 
Forty-eighth avenue: thence south along 
South Forty-eighth avenue to the center line 
of the Illinois and Michigan Canal: thence 
northeasterly along the center line of the 
Illinois and Michigan Caual to the center line 
of California avenue: thence north along the 
center line of California avenue to the center 
line of West Twelfth street, or place of 
beginning, shall be denominated the Twenty- 
third Ward. 

TWENTY-Fol KTH WARD. 

All that i>ortion of the City of Chicago 
bounded as follows : 

Commencinar at the center line of South 



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Halsted street wbere it Inters^ects the center 
line of the South Branch of the Chicap:o 
Hirer ; thence westerly and southwesterly 
along the center line of the said South Branch 
of the Chicao:o River to the center line of the 
Illinois and Michigan Canal ; thence south- 
westerly alenf;- the center of the Illinois and 
Michigan Canal to the center line of 39th 
street; thence east along- the center line of 
39th street to the center line of Soutli Hal- 
sted street; thence north along- the center 
line of Seuth Halsted street to the center 
line of the South Branch of the Chicago 
River, or place of begianing. shall be de- 
nominated the Twenty-fourth Ward. 

T W E X T Y -F I F T H W A 1{ 1) . 

All that portion of the City of Chicago 
Ijounded as follows: 

Comnaencing at the center line of 24th 
street and the shore of Lalce Michigan; 
thence west along the center line of 24th 
street to the center line of the South Branch 
^?f the Chicago River; thence southwesterly 
along the center line of the South Branch of 
the Chicago River to the center line of South 
Halsted street: thence south along the center 
line of South Halsted street to the center 
line of 31st street: thence east along the 
center line of 3lst street to the shore of Lake 
Michigan: thence northwesterly along the 
shore of Lalce Michigan to the center line of 
3-!th street, or place of beginning, shall be 
denorrj:nated the Twejity-tifth Ward. 

r W E N T Y - S 1 X T H A K 1 ) . 

All ihat portion of the City of Chicago 
bounded as follows: 

Comniencing at the center line of Thirty- 
lirst street and the shore of Lake Michigan ; 
thence west along the center line of Tnirty- 
first street to the center line of South Halsted 
street: thence south along the center line of 
South Halsted street to the center line of 
Thirty-seventh street: thence east along the 
center line of Thirty-seventh street t® the 
shore of Lake Michigan: thence northwest- 



I erly along the shore of Lake Michigan t® the 

; center line of Thirty -first street, or place of 

j beginning-, shall be denominated the Twenty- 

! sixth Ward. 

TWEXTY'-SEVEXTU WAKD. 

All that portion of the City of Chicago 

I bounded as follows: 

i 

: Commencing at the center line of 37th 
I street and the shore of Lake Michigan; 
i thence west along the center line of 37th 
I street to the center line of South Halsted 
street: thence south along the center line of 
South Halsted street to the center line of 43d 
street: thence east along the center lin« of 
43d street to the shore of Lake Michigan; 
thence northwesterly alone the shore of Lake 
Michicran to the center line of 37th street, or 
place of beginning, shall be denominated the 
Twenty-seventh Ward. 

TWENTY'-EIGHTII WAIJD. 

j All that portion of the City of Chicago 
bounded as follows: 

Commencing at the center line of 43rd 
street and the shore of Lake Michigan; 
thence west aleng the center line of 43rd 
street to the center line of South Halsted 
street : thence south along the center line of 
South Halsted street to the center line of 
49th street : thence east along the center lioe 
of 49th street to the shore of Lake Michigan ; 
thence northwesterly along the shore ©f 
Lake Michigan to the center line of 43rd 
street, or place of beginning, shall be de- 
nominated the Twenty-eighth Ward. 

TWENTY-XIXTH WAUD. 

All that portion of the C\ty of Chicago 
bounded as follows: 

Commencing at the center line of 49th 
street and the shore of Lake Michigan; 
thence west along the center line ©f 49th 
street to the center line of South Halsted 
street; thence south along the center line of 
South Halsted street to the center line of 
57th street: thence east along the center line 



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of 57(b Htiect tu the Hhoro of Luko Miehii;aii! 
tbrtico norlliwenlerly nlon^ tbo Hhoro of Laku 
Micliiu'iiii to Ihti t'untur line of 4'Jth street. 
(»r |)liuT »f bt?;riniiintr. hIiiiII l»r <l<'ii<tiiiin:it<Ml 
tlie 'r\v«'iity-iilntli \Viir<l. 

i JiiKi ir/ni w Attn. 

r All that po'.tioii (il the City of ('lii('«;;o 
bAiiiKlcd :is follows : 

C'oinmcucinu'' at the cciitfr iiitersectin;^ 
linos of South Halsteil stn^ot and Thirty-nitith 
Ktreet ; thence west alon;; tlie center line of 
Thirty-ninth street to the center line of the 
Illinois and Michigan Cunnl ; thence south- 
westerly along: the center line of said canal to 
South Forty-eif^hth avenue; thence south on 
South Forty-eif?hth avenue to the center line 
of Fifty-fifth street; thence east on the center 
line ©f Fifty-fifth street to the center line of 
South Halsted street; thence north on South 
Halsted street to the center line of Thirty- 
ninth street, or place of beginninj^, shall be 
ueoeminated the Thirtieth Ward. 

THIUTY-FIUiiT WAllD. 

All that portion of the City of Chicago 
bounded as follows: 

Commencing- at the center intersecting 
lines of South Halsted street and 55th 
street ; thence west along the center line of 
55th street to South 48th avenue: thence 
south along South 4:8th avenue to 87th street; 
thence east along 87th street and the center 
line of 87th street to the center line of South 
Halsted street: thence north along the cen- 
ter line of South Halsted street to the center 
line of 55th street, or place of beginning, 
shall be denominated the Thirty-first Ward. 

THIRTY-SECOND W'AKU. 

All that portion of the City of Chicago 
boundjed as follows: 

Commencing at the center line of 57th 
street and the shore of Lake Michigan ; 
thence west along the center line of 57th 
street to South Halsted street ; thence south 
along the center line ©f South Halsted street 



to U5th street : thence east along the coDter 
line of (1511) '■treet to the shore of Lakn 
Michigan; thence northwenterly along the 
shore of Haul lake U) the center line of 57tli 
street, or place of beginniriir, shall be de- 
noiniuatcd the Thirty-vecoiKd Ward. 

rii IK rv- i itiKi) w'AUi). 

All that portion of the City of Chicago 
Ittfuniled as follows: 

Comnienclng at the center line of 65th 
street and the shore of Lake Michigan ; 
thence west along the center line of G5th 
street to the center line of South Halsted 
street; thence south along the center line of 
South Halsted street to the center line of 
7'.>th street; thence east along the center line 
of 79th street to the shore of Lake Michigan ; 
thence northwesterly along the shore of Lake 
Michigan to the center line of 05th street, or 
])lace of becrinning. shall be denominated the 
Thirty-third Ward. 

THIRTY-FOI UTH WARD. 

All that portion of the City of Chicago^ 
bounded as follows: 

Commencing at the center line of 79th 
street and the shore of Lake Michigan; 
thence west along the center line of 79th 
street to the center line of Stony Island ave- 
nue: thence south along the center line of 
Stony Island avenue and Stony I.sland ave- 
nue produced through Lake Calumet, and 
.said street south of Lake Calumet, to 138th 
street: thence east along 138th street to the 
Indiana State line: thence north along the 
Indiana State line, or east boundary line ©f 
said city, to the shore of Lake Michigan :. 
thence northwesterly along the shore of Lake 
Michigan to the center line of 79th street, or 
place of beginning, shall be denominated the 
I Thirty-fourth Ward. 

THIRTY-FIFTH WARD. 

i All that portion of the City of Chicago 
! bounded as follows: 

Commencing at the center intersecting 



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lines of Stony Island avenue and 79th street ; 
thence west along the center line of 79th 
street to the center line of South Halsted 
street; thence south along the center line of 
South Halsted street to the center line of 87th 
street; thence west along the center line of 
87th street to Western avenue ; thence south 
along Western avenue to 107th street ; thence 
east along 107th street to South Halsted 
street; thence south along South Halsted 
street to the center line of Peoria street; 
thence south along Peoria street to 115th 
street; thence west along 115th street to Ash- 
land avenue; thence south along Ashland 
avenue to 123rd street; thence eagt along 
123rd street to South Halsted street; 
thence south along South Halsted street 
to the southern boundary of the 
City of Chicag©; thence easterly along 
said southern boundary to 130th street; 
tbence east along 130th street to its intersec- 
tion with the southern boundary of said city ; 
thence northeasterly, east, and southerly 
along said boundary line to Indiana avenue ; 
thence south along Indiana avenue to 138th 
street; thence east along 138th street to the 
center line of Stony Island avenue; thence 
north along the center line of Stony Island 
avenue and said avenue produced through 
Lake Calumet, and the center of Stony 
Island avenue north of Lake Calumet, to the 
center line of 79th street, or place of begin- 
ning, shall be denominated the Thirty-fifth 
Ward. 

Section 2. That Section 1964 of Chapter 
LXVIII. of the Revised Code of Chicago 
f l897), and all ordinances or parts of ordi- 
nances in conflict with this ordinance, be and 
.the same are hereby repealed. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall take 
effect and lie in force from and after its 
passage. 



UNFINISHED BUSINESS. 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Ailing, pre- 
sented the report of the Committee on 



Streets and Alleys, S. D., on an ordinance in 
favor of Schwarzschild & Sulzberger to 
maintain a viaduct or chute at Ashland 
avenue, deferred and published November 
19, 1900, page 1280. 

Aid. Ailing moved to concur in the re- 
port and pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed, and the ordinance 
was passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Thompson, Ail- 
ing, Dixon, F®reman, Jackson, McCormick, 
Martin, Brenner, Fick, Garry, Novak (8th 
ward). Hurt, Byrne, Novak (10th ward), 
Brennan (10th ward), Finn, Gary, Maypole, 
Bos, Beilfuss, Hallstrom, Raymer, Smulski, 
Kunz, Johnson, Oberndorf, Brennan (18th 
ward), Conlon, Morris, Powers, Pettibone, 
Eisfeldt, Werno, Herrmann, Siaith, Gold- 
zier, Peterson, Olson, Helm, Minwegen, 
Butler, Williston, Blake (26th ward) ,Kuester, 
Keeney. Wulff, Rector, Hackley, Russell, 
Carey, Zeman, Boyd, Eidmann, Badenoch, 
Nelson, Mavor, Matkins, Jones, Bennett, 
Corkery, Race, Hunter — 64. 

aYrt?/.s — None. 

The foUewing is the ordinance as passed; 

Be it orda'med by the City Council of the City 
of Chicago', 

Section 1. That permission and authority 
are hereby given and granted unto the 
Schwarzschild and Sulzberger Company to 
construct and thereafter maintain across 
Ashland avenue, in said City of Chicago, at 
a point about four hundred and fifty (450) 
feet south of the South Branch of the Chi- 
cago River, a viaduct or chute for the pas- 
sage of live stock between the Union Stock 
Yards and the packing house of said 
Sehwarzschild and Sulzberger Company in 
process of construction on the west side of 
Ashland avenue, in said City of Chicago. 

Section 2. Said viaduct shall be not 
mere than 18 feet in width and shall be con- 
structed in such manner as to give a clear- 
ance of thirteen (13) feet above the estab- 
lished grade of said Ashland avenue, and 
the pillars supporting the same within the 
limits of said Ashland avenue shall be no 



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mote i hull fuui <4) in iiiiiiiber. nnd shall lir 
plHced ill the spnce between tbv sidewalk and 
llie curb liiiu oil ellhcr siilc of naid Abblaod 
HVfnuc. Saiil Schwar/.schllil and SiilKber|;«r 
Coinpaiiy sluill kiM'p und maintain tin- said 
viaduct in i;fHn.\ condiliou an<l repair, Hatls- 
ractory t«t the Coiiunlssioner of I'ublic 
Works t»( saiil City of Chicajfo. 

Sectkix H. The said vincluct .ihail be eoii- 
striicteii under the supervision and direction 
• if the Coiiunissioner of Public Works of said 
City of Chlcag©, and the said Schwar/schild 
and Sul/berjjer Company shall enter into a 
bond in the penal sum of live thousand dol- 
lars ($5,000). with sureties to be approved by 
th« Mayor of said City of Chicago, condi- 
tioned toMnderanify and save harmless said 
City of Chicago from all loss, damage and 
expense which may in any manner arise or 
jriow out of the construction and mainte- 
nance of said viaduct. 

Section 4. This ordinance shall be in 
force from and after ^its passap^e: Pro- 
vided said Schwarzschild Jind Sulxerberger 
Company shall file its written acceptance 
liereof. and said bond with the City Clerk of 
said City of Chicago, within thirty days from 
and after the passagfe and aBproral of this 
or^linance. The rights and privjleges herein 
ijranted may l»e I'evoked at any time by order 
of the City Council of the City t»f Chicago. 

The Clerk, ou motion of Aid. Beilfuss. pre- 
sented the report of the Committee on Streets 
and Alleys, W. D., on an ordinance vacating 
alley in Block 22. Quentin's Subdivision, de- 
ferred and published Xovember 19, 1000. 
page 1281. 

Aid. Beilfuss moved to concur in the report 
aad pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed, and the ordinance 
was passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Teas — Kenna, Coughlin, Thompson. Ai- 
ling, Dixon, Foreman. Jackson, McCormick. 
Martin, Brenner, Fick, Garry. Novak (8th 
ward). Hurt. Byrne. Novak (10th ward), 
Brennan (10th ward), Finn, Gary. Maypole. 
Bos, Beilfuss. Hallstrom. Raymer, Smuiskl, 
Kuuz. Johnson Oberndorf, Brennan (ISth 



ward I . Coiilon, .Morris. Powers, Pettibooe. 
KIbfeldt, Wenio, Herrmann. Hmith, Gold- 
/.ier, Peterson, Ol.son, Helm, Minwegeu. 
Butler, Willlston, Blake(2r»ih wardj, Kuester. 
Keeney. WulfT, Hector, Hackley, Kussell. 
Carev. Zeiiiaii, Hoyd, Kldmann, Badenoch. 
Nelson, Mavor, Walkinn, Jenck. lienoett, 
Coikery, Race, Hunter— r»4. 

XnyK— N<»ne. 

The f(»li(»wini; is the ordinance as passed : 

AN OUI»IN.\N< K 
y>V il 'jn'tlniitfil hij Ihf I'unu'H oj Ihr 

t 'ihj n f' t 'Itii'ftijo : 

Seciion 1. That the lO-foot alley lyiaj 
northeasterly and adjoining Lots 2, 3, 4 and 

and southwesterly and adjoining Lot in 
Block ."). Quentin's sub-division of Block 22 
(except one acre in southwest corner there- 
of) together with Lots I and 2. Block IT.. 
Shettield's addition to Chicago, be and the 
same is hereby- vacated. Compensntion for 
said racation is hereby fixed at *2(X». 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in 
force and effect from and after its passage. 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Helm, pre- 
sented the report of the Committee on Streets 
and Alleys, North Division, on an ordinance 
to turn over control of Burton place, be- 
tween Clark street and the Lake Shore 
drive, to the Lincoln Park Commissioners, 
deferred and published November 19. 19()f». 
page 12S1. 

Aid. Helm moved to concur in the re- 
port and pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed, and the ordinance 
was passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Ffa-s — Kenna, Coughlin, Thompson. Ailing. 
Dixon. Foroman. McCormick. Martin, Garry. 
Novak (Sth ward). Hurt, Byrne, Novak (10th 
ward), Brennan (10th ward;, Finn. Gary. 
Maypole. Bos. Beilfuss, Halistrom. Raymer. 
Smulski. Kun^. Johnson. Obernderf, Morris. 
Powers. Pettibone. Eisfeldt. Werno, Herr- 
mann. Smith. Goldzier, Peterson. Olson. 
Helm, Minwegen, Butler. Willlston, Blake 
(26th ward), Kuester. Keenej. Wulff, Rector. 
Hackley, Russell, Carey. Zeman. Boyd, Eid- 
mann. Badenoch= Nelson. Mavor. Watkins. 
Jones. Bennett. Corkery. Race. Hunter— 59. 

A'^r^.?— Brennan (ISth ward), Conlon — 2. 



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The following is the ordinance as passed; 

AX ORDINANCE 

To enable the Board of Commissioners of 
Lincoln Park td take, regulate, control and 
improve so much of Burton place as lies 
between the east line of Clark street and 
the west line of the boulevard known as 
the Lake Shore drive. 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 
of Chicago: 

Section 1. That, whereas, the General 
Assembly of the State of Illin©is has passed 
an act entitled "An Act to enable Park Com- 
missioners or Park Authorities to take, reg- 
ulate, control and improve public streets 
and to pay for the improvement thereof," 
approved June 2], 1S95. in force July 1, 1895; 
and, 

Whekeas. The Board of Commissioners of 
Lincoln Park are about selecting and taking, 
for the uses and purposes in said act men- 
tioned, that part of Burton place which lies 
between the east line of Clark street and the 
west line of the boulevard known as the 
Lake Shore drive, in the Town of North Chi- 
cago, in the City of Chicago; 

Xoit\ Therefore, the consent of the corpor- 
ate authorities having control of said Burton 
place be and the same is hereby given and 
granted to the said Board of Commissioners 
of Lincoln Park, to take, regulate, control 
and improve that part of - Burton place which 
lies between the east line of Clark street and 
the west line of the boulevard known as the 
Lake Shore drive, in the Town of North Chi- 
cago, in the City of Chicago, in manner and 
form as provided in said act of the General 
Assembly. 

Section 2. It is expressly provided, how- 
ever, that while the consent and authority of 
the City of Chicago are hereby given to the 
said Beard of Commissioners of Lincoln 
Park to take, regulate, control and, improve 
that part of Burton place which lies between 
the cast line of Claz-k street and the west line 
of the boyleyard k,no>yi) a.s the Lake Shore 



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drive for boulevard purposes, the said Board 
of Commissioners of Lincoln Park shall per- 
mit the use of that part of said Burton place 
hereinabove described for trafKc teaming on 
the roadway of said Burton place, any rule, 
regulation or ordinance of the said Board of 
Commissioners of Lincoln Park notwith- 
standing; and provided, further, that this 
ordinance and the consent and authority 
hereby given are upon the express condition 
precedent that the said Board of Commis- 
sioners of Lincoln Park, or their successor 
or successors, shall never grant permission 
and authority to construct any track or 
tracks, of any kind, in, al(>ng, or upon any 
part of said Burton place the control of 
which is hereby given and granted to the said 
Board of Commissioners of Lincoln Park. 

Section 3. It is also expressly provided 
that nothing in this ordinance contained shall 
be construed as a waiver or relinquishment 
on the part of the City of Chicago of any of 
its rights or powei's in relation to the laying 
of water mains or water supply pipes, the 
building or repairing of sewers, and the 
building of openings for and to the same, in 
said Burton place. All powers which the 
City of Chicago now has in relation to water 
and gas pipes and to sewers and other con- 
nections, and the regulation of the same, and 
the openings f@r and to the same, in streets 
and alleys in said city are hereby expressly 
reserved to the city as to that part of Burton 
place the control ©f which is hereby given 
and granted to the said Board of Commis- 
sioners of Lincoln Park, in as ample a man- 
ner as if the aforesaid consent and surrender 
and control of said Burton place were not 
given ; and provided further that nothing 
in this ordinance - contained shall be- con- 
strued as a Avaiver ®n the part -of thB City 
of Qhicago of auv of its. rights in aiici to 'any 
street crossing or ^ intersection, wbieh may 
now be or hereaftei' he establish^ed Across 
said .Burton place so ceded to said Board of 
Cpmn^issioners of LineohrPark. and the .i^aid 



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Hoard of ComnilHAionerK <>{ liimulii I'ark 
Nhnll provide and n)iiintain orosMiii;;^ to con- 
nect tlio f inllicwiiys atid all wtlior 8tro»tt> 
crobBlnn tln" said liiirton place so ccfled ai 
nforcsnid. Ami II is furthrr expresBly pro- 
Tided that nothing in thiB ordinance con- 
lalncd hhall ttc construed as an authorlly or 
censciit to permit or authorize tlio confitruc- 
tion, use or occu|)ancy by any street railroad 
(»!' any Kind whatsoever, upon tliat pai l, of 
Burton place hereinahoTo describeil iui<l 
cedetl as aforesaid to said Hoard (jf ('f)iiiiiiis- 
sioners (*f LinGaln Park. 

Section 4. Unless said Hoard of Cominis- 
sioners of Lincoln Park shall within three 
(3) months from the passage and approval of 
this ordinance select, take and add said part 
of Hurton ])lace hereinabove described, in 
numner and form as by law provided and 
upon the terms and conditions aforesaid, 
then this ordinance yhall be of no force and 
effect and the consent and authority hereby 
ffiven shall be deemed to be withdi-awn and 
become null and void. 

Section 5. This ordinance shall be in 
force and effect fr«m and after its passage. 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Mayor, 
presented the report of the Committee on 
Finance on an ordinance in relation to garb- 
age cremation, deferred and published No- 
vember 19, 1900, page 1276. 

Aid. Mayor moved to concur in the report 
and pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed, and the ordinance 
was passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

F€a§---KeRna, Coughlin, Thoiiipsou, All- 
lQg,q[ixon, Foreman, Jackson, McCormick, 
Martin, Brenner, Fick, Garry, Novak (8th 
ward), Hurt, Byrne, Novak (lOth ward), 
.Breuuan (lOtb ward), F on, Gary, May- 
pole, Bos, Beilfuss, Sallstrom. Raymer, 
S^ulski, K\ins, Jobnson, Oberndorf, Bren- 
liau (ISth ward*, Conlon, Morris, Powers, 
Fittifeooe, Eisfeldt,Warao,Herrmann, Smith. 
Goldzler, Peterson, Olson, Helm, Minwegen^ 
Butler, Wiiliston. Blake (SBthward), Kues= 
Uv. K^eeuGv. Wulfl. Hector, H&ckle^y, Russell, 



Carey, Zeuian, Hoyd, Kidniuun. Hadenoch, 
Nelhon, Mnvor, Watkins. Jones, Hennctt, 
Corkcry, Itace, Hunter 

XicijH - None. 

The followinu^ is the ordinance as passed : 

Hf! it ordained hy tin I 'Uy Couucil of (.he fUty 
of ('hiriiiji): 

Section 1. That the Special Coininittce 
(HI ( iai'ba^rj! Cicnuition be and is hereby au- 
thorized to install at the munittipal lightintr 
plant, Chicago avenue and Se<lgwick street, 
a cell for the crevnation (jf garbage, the excess 
heat units which shall be applied to the 
boiler at that station for the purpose of gen- 
erating steam to be used in the operation of 
municipal electric lights. 

Skction 'I. That the proposition of liic 
Wright Crematory Company for the con- 
struction of the cell and its adaption to the 
boilers, at a cost of $1,630,00, is hereby ac- 
cepted, and payment for the same is author- 
ized to be made from a special fund for the 
improvement ©f the electric lighting system, 
such fund being known as Fund "A," 
sufiicient money for which is now in said 
fund. 

Section 3. The Special Committee is 
hereby authorized to enter into such contract 
in the amount named. 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Mayor, 
presented the report of the Committee on 
Finance on the claim of H. L. Brock for 
decrease of water tax, deferred and pub- 
lished November 19, 1900, page 1277. 

Aid. Mavor moved to concur in the report 
and pass the order. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the pr4er a? passed. 

Ordered, 'XhB.i the Coramissioser ef Public 
Works be,aQ!l Jje is -feeieby -aiitborise4 &e<J 
directed to deereo^ge the w^ts.r t^j ags^^ed 
against 3472 North oSth court, to the amouflt 
of fifty (50^) per cent of frontage charge's. 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Mayor, pre- 
sented the report of the Committee on 
Finance on the claim of T, Z- Zealand tof 



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decrease of water tax, deferred and published 
November 19, 1900, page 1277. 

Aid. Mavor moved to concur in the report 
and pass the order. 

The inotion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed : 

Ordered^ That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be and he is hereby authorized and 
directed to decrease the water tax against the 
property known as 205 45th street, in the 
amount of $8.00, as per his recommendation 
of November 15, 1900, hereto attached. 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Mavor. pre- 
sented the report of the Committee on 
Finance on a claim for decrease of water tax, 
deferred and published November 19, 1900, 
page 1277. 

Aid. Mavor uiQved to concur in the report 
and pass the ord6r. 

The motion p^vailed. 

The following is the order as passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby authorized 
and directed to decrease all water taxes as- 
sessed against premises known as 6140 South 
Ada street, which are unpaid and assessed 
prior to May 1, 1900, except frontage charges. 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid, Mavor, 
presented the report of the Committee on 
Finance on sundry claims for decrease of 
water tax, deferred and published November 
19, 1900, page 1277. 

Aid. Mavor moved to concur in the report 
and pass the order. . * 

The motion prevailed. 

The following. is the ©rder as passed : . 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic W;©rl£| fe^ aftd lidig hei'eby .awthi.or4zed and 
dir§ete4 to i^sTje. ,vpueii§y,s to .'the lollowing 
.persons, in tlje larns.§e.t"Qppo§it& tJieir.nara • 
the.samg to be ie fiill stttj^men^ of claimg fpr • 
ret>s,t^,Qf W4t1iViaiSia^, .^the : Cona^trQlUr.is • 
or4f?M tQ j}5,yitke iaB3e.O- ..- • . 

"i-t^nij^. i^lTr." . .;T '.-V. . ^ ,or 50 
Wniia^ l): Keridir^'bo., 309 Fifth"' ' :;' 

ayeiiife. . . . . ; ,^ ' . 3Q2 T5 

Perry Busmen. 12 fiiggies. aveuae, . , , . 36 00 

, ,P/?r tjie several recpmmendatio^is of ,the 



Conimissioner of Public Works, agd affitla/Tit 
of Perry Russell, hereto attached. 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Mavor, 
presented the report of the Cooimittee on 
Finance on the claim of Mrs. Alice Crotty 
for personal injuries, deferred and published 
November 19, 1900, page 1278. 

Aid. Mavor moved to re«.'ommit to the 
Committee on Finance. 

The motion prevailed. 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid, Mavor, 
presented the report of the Committee on 
Finance on the claim of B. J. Ettelsohn for 
overcharge on broker's license, deferred and 
published November 19, 1900, page 1278. 

Ala. Mavor moved to concur in the report 
and pass the order. 

The motion prevailed, and the order was 
passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Ff<i,s- — Kenna, Coughlin, Thoinpson, Ail- 
ing, Dixou, Foreman, Jackson, McCormick, 
Martin, Brenner, Fick, Gary, Novak (8th 
ward). Hurt, Fyrne, Novak (10th ward), 
Brennan (10th ward), Finn, Gary, Maypole, 
Bos, Beilfuss, Hallstrom, Raymer, Sniulski, 
Kunz, Johnson, Oberndorf, Brennan (18th 
ward), Conlon, Morris, Powers, Pettibone, 
Eisfeldt, Werno, Herrmann, Smith, Gold- 
zier, Peterson, Olson. Helm, Minwegen, 
Butler,Williston, Blake (26th ward),Kuester, 
Keeney, Wulff,' Rector, Hackley, Russell. 
Carey. Zeman, Boyd, Eidmann, Badpnocb:, 
Nelson, Mavor, Watkins, Jones, Bennett, 
Corkery, Race, Hunter — 64. 

Nay a — None. 

The following is the order as parsed : 

Ordered, Tiiat the Comptroller be and fee is 
hereby author izied and directed to p^y to B. 
J. EttVesohn i§.33, as a rebate of over charge 
on r§9,| estate brolver's lic^nge No. 472, -is^iied 
on September 1, 1900, running to 1^ 
1901,; and for which full charge of |25.b0" for 
the /e^r was -ma#e,~ and charge same to-t|ie 
Opfiti'^gegt FuftI <5/..tte Finance Copji^ittee, 
Appropriation Ordi9.aQeo_-1909.,}^^ge 2SV^. -- . 

The Cierk, on. iiiotion.^of- Aldv\B|%;Tor, pre-, 
.seated the report of tl^e :C;!omrqitt§er<3B:Fi"' 
nance on the claim of Patrick Coyle for wages 
dufing- disability, deferred and' publish**) 
Noyember 19, 1900. page 1278, ■ 



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AUl. Mbtoi inored to rccoinnilt the haiiie 
lo th« Coinmltlef on FliiHnctv 

Tlic mutidii |»rcvail«)ii. 

Tbo C'lcilx on motion of Aid. Muvor, jire- 
sentvd the report of the Coninuttec on ! 
Finance on iho clulm of Iia B. Cook for 1 
nhateniBiit of costs on spoclal assessment. «lc- 
iciTCtl nnd piihlislicd Novrinlicr I'.t. IlKM). 

Aid. Mavoi" moved l(» cuiifiir In the ici)wit 
luid pa.^s t ho Older. 

The motion prevailed, and the oreler wa^ 
passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

yVa«— Kenna. Coutrhlin, Thompson, Ail- 
ing. Dixon, Foreman, Jackson, McCormick, 
Martin. Brenner, Fick, Garry. Novak (8th 
ward*. Hurt, Byrne, Novak (10th ward), 
Hrennun (10th ward), Finn, Gary, Maypole, 
Bos. Beilfuss, Hallstrom, Raymer, Smulski, i 
Kunz, Johnson, Oberndorf, Brennau (18th 
ward), Conlon, Morris, Powers, Pettibone. 
Eist'eldt. Worno. Herrmann, Smith, Gold- 
zier, Peterson. Olson, Helm, Minwesren, 
Butler, Willistou, Blake (26th ward), Kues- | 
ter, Keeney, Wulff, Rector, Hackley, Russell, : 
Carey, Zeman, Boyd, Eldmann, Badenoch, , 
Nelson. Mavor, Watkins, Jones, Bennett, i 
Corkery. Race. Hunter — 64. j 

Xnys — None. [ 

The following- is the order as passed: 

} 

Ordered. That the Board of Local Improve- \ 
inents be aud it is hereby authorized and i 
«lireeted to abate the costs in the following | 
special assessment for eement walk on West 
Van Buren street. Warrant No. 23916, 
Docket 23898. 

Property description : j 

Rockweirs Add., IS, 39, 14, Block 12 (Lots j 
1 to 12), Sub-lots 1 and 2 and east 15 feet of i 
Lot 8, S8.81 ; aud west 10 feet Lot 2, $1.45. 

R. J. Hamilton's Sub., 18, 39. 14, Block 3. 
"south 2() feet Lot 12, $17.19. 

E. -Smitlj's Sub., IS, 39. 14, Lot 6, -$3.36. 

The ■R'alk' 'Ijaviug biseu . b-uilt ' by property I 
owaer and atsessme'tit abated. ! 

The Clerk, 'on motion ( f Aid. ' Havot 
presented tlie report of the Committee on j 
Finance on the claim of R. S. Parker fov 
feidevralk illegally torn up, deferred and pub= 
jjsbed November 19. 1900. p.ig-e 1279. 



Aid. Mavor 'moved to concur in the re" 
port and pass the order. 

The motion prevailed, and the order W»k 
passed by yeas aud nays as follows: 

)V«x -Kenna. Coujjhlin. Thompson, All- 
inj,', Dixon. FortMiian, Jackson, McCor- 
mi«'k, Martin, Brenner. Fick, (iairy. Novak 
(Stii w;ird). Hurl. Byrne, NovaU (10th ward;. 
Br«nnan (lOlh wanlj, Finn. Gary. May- 
pole, BoK, BeilfuKK, Hallstrom, Raymer. 
Stnulski. Kun/. Johnson. Oberndorf, Bren- 
nan (18th ward, (.'(jnlon. Morris, Powers. 
Pettibone, Eisfeldt,Werno, Herrmann, Stuith, 
Gold/ier. Peterson, Olson, Helm, Minwe;;en. 
Butler, Williston. Blake (20th ward), Kues- 
ter, Keeney, WullI, Rector, Hackley, Russell, 
Carey, Zeman, Boyd, EidmanD, Badenoch. 
Nelson, Mavor, Watkins, Jones, Bennett. 
Corkery. Race, Hunter — (M. 

Xdys —None. 

The lollowiu)f is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Comptroller be and he is 
hereby authorized and directed to pay to R. 
S. Parker i¥24.69, the same to be in full settle- 
ment for claim for sidewalk tern up after the 
same had been repaired and certificate of 
condition issued by Department of Public 
Works, aud charjre same to the Contingent 
Fund of the Finance Committee. Appropria- 
tion Ordinance 1900. page 2812. 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid, Mavor. 
presented the repert of the Comnaittee on 
Finance on the claim of Dr. Wra. Brown for 
personal injuries, deferred and published 
November 19. 1900, page 1279. 

Aid. Mavor moved to concur in -the report 
and pass tlie order. 

The iiiotiou prevailed, and tlie order was 
passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Teas — Kenna, Coughlin, Thompson. Ai- 
ling, Dixon, Foreman, Jackson, MeCormick. 
Martin', Brenner, Fick, Garry. Nov£^ (8th 
ward), Hurt, Byrne, Novak (lOtb ward), 
Bnanren (lOth ward), Finn, Gary. Maypole. 
Bos, Beilfuss," H^llstr-otn, Raymer, Smultki. 
Kiioz,.. Jo]^9soD, Oberudorf, Brcanan. (18t^ 
ward), Cotjlon, Morris, Powers, P.ebiboBe.. 
Eisfeldt, Werno, Herrmann. Smitt, Gold-- 
zier, Peterson, Olson, Helm, Minges'ap^ 
Butler, Williston. Blake (26th ward), Kues- 
ler, Kesney, Wulft, Rector, Haekley, Russell. 
Carey, Zeman, Boyd, Eidmann. Badenocu 



jiovembei" 'iOJ 



mi 



Nelson, Mavor, Watkins, Jones. Bennett, 
Cerkery, Race, Hunter — 54. 

Xays—'^one. 

The followins is the order a? passed: 

Oi'dered, That the City Attorney be and he 
is hereby authorized to allow judgment to 
be taken against the city in favor of Dr. 
William Brown, in the sum of $300.00; the 
same to be in full settlement of all claims of 
whatever kind and nature arising from an 
accident which occurred @n February 28, 
1900, on West Fult«n street, near the corner 
of Sacramento avenue, by reason of a defect- 
ive walk. 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Hermann, 
presented the report of the Committee ©n 
Railroads on an ordinance requiring street 
railroad companies to equip their cars with 
e^cient brakes operated from motor car. 
deferred and published June 18, 1000, pajre 
«)06. 

Aid. Hermann moved to concur in the re- 
port and pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed, and the ordinance 
was passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

i* 

reas— Kenna, Coughlin, Thompson, Ail- 
ing, Dixon, Foreman, Jackson, McCormick, 
Martin, Brenner, Fick, Garry, Novak (8th 
ward). Hurt, Byrne, Novak (10th ward), 
Brennan (10th ward), Finn, Gary, Maypole, 
Bos, Beilfuss, Hallstrom, Raymer, Smulski, 
Kunz, Johnson, Oberndorf, Brennan (18th 
ward), Conlon, Morris, Powers, Pettlbone, 
Eisfeldt, Werno, Herrmann, Smith, Gold- 
zier, Peterson, Olson, Helm, Minwegen, 
Butler, Williston, Blake (26th ward) , Kuester, 
Keeney, Wulff, Rector, Hackley, Russell, 
Carey, Zeman, Boyd, Eidman, Badenoch, 
Nelson, Mavor, Watkins, Jones, Bennett. 
Corkery, Race, Hunter— 64. 

A'a?/.s — None. 



The following is the ordinance as passed: 

AN ORDINANCE 

Requiring street railroad companies to equip 
and provide their cars with efficient brakes, 
te be operated from the motor car. 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 
of Chicago: 

Section 1. That it shall net be lawful for 
any person, firm, or corporation owning, con- 
trolling, or operating any street railroad 
in the City of Chicago to run over or upon 
its tracks any train of cars without having 
each and every car composing such train 
equipped and provided with an efficient 
brake of such style and pattern that such 
brake on each of said cars may be operated 
from the motor car, so that all cars in such 
train may be directly controlled and man- 
aged, and the train thereby promptly stopped 
by the motorman. 

Section 2. Any person, firm, or corpora- 
tion violating any of the provisions ©f thi.s 
ordinance shall, on conviction thereof, be 
fined not less than twenty-five dollars ($25.00) 
nor more than two hundred dollars (1200.00) 
for each and every offense. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall take 

I 

j effect and be in force on and after the first 

i day of July. A. D. 1901. 

i 

adjournment. 

I Aid. Raymer moved that the Council do 

I now adiourn. 

! 

j The motion prevailed. 



And the Council stood adjourned. 




Citii Ctfrh, 




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CITY COUNCIL 

CHICAGO. 



Regular Meeting, December 3, 1900. 



OFFICIAL RECORD. 

Published by authority of the City Council of the 
City of Chicago, December 7, 1900. 

Present — His Honor, the Mayor, and Aid. 
Kenna, Coughlin, Pike, Thonaps»n, Ailing, 
Dixon, Foreman, Jackson, Blake (5th ward), 
Kent, McCormiek, Martin, Brenner, Fick^ 
Garry, Novak (8th ward). Hurt, Byrne, 
Novak (10th ward), Brennan (10th ward), 
Duddleston, Finn, Patterson. Gary, Fowler, 
Maypole. Bos, Beilfuss, Hallstrem, Rayraer, 
Smulski. Kunz, Johnson, Oberndorf, Bren- 
nan (18th ward), Conlon, Morris, Powers, 
Pettibone, Werno, Herrmann, Smith, Gold- 
zier, Peterson, Olson, Helm, Minwegen, 
Butler, Williston, Blake (26th ward), Kues- 
ter, Keeney, WulfE, Rector, Hackley, Rus- 
sell, Carey, Zeman Boyd, Eidmann, Bade- 
noch, Nelson, Mavor, Watkins, Jones, Ben- 
nett, Corkery, Race and Hunter. 

Absent— Aid.. Eisfeldt. 

MINUTES . 

Aid. Jackson moved that the minutes of 



the regular meeting held November 26, 1900 
be approved without being read. 

The motion prevailed. 

REPOKTS OF CITY OFFICERS. 

His Honor, the Mayor, submitted his re- 
port of releases from the House of CorreC'* 
tion for the week ending December Ist^ 
1900, which was 

Placed on file. 

ALSO. 

The following veto message; 

Mayor's Office, \ 
December 3rd, 1900. S 

To the Honorahle, the City Council of the Cilij 
of Chicago: 

Gentlemen — I return herewith, without 
my approval, an ordinance passed at the last 
meeting oi the City Council, vacating the 
sixteen-foot alley lying northeasterly and 
adjoining Lots two (2). three (3), four (4)^ 



iKM'lMllbci ."{, I 



I lyoo 



and live (f)), hikI soiiiliwuHti'ilv hikI nJ jnliiiiiu' 
Lotsiv (tl). ill lilocU live (;'>), C,)U(Miliii'H Htilt- 
<livisi(tii (if HIticU Iwuiily Iwo Cl'i). (exceiit 
onu acre in llir sdiilliwesi ctiincr I licifof) , 
to^cllicr witli Lois (tiled) iiiid Iwo Ci) in 
]{iocl< sixteen (III), Htiellleld's Adililioii lo 
I'hlnino; !t>r tho reiiKon tliiit ll, slioiild l)c 
stated iiioro disliiu'liy lo wiioni llie coinpcii- 
Kalioii of Iwo luintlreo (|;;i()().()()) dollars men- 
tioned ill I III' oi'dinaiire is |ii Ik? paid. 

1 tlMici'ore rec<niiiii(!nd lliiil tlu; vole liy 
>yhieli I lie oi'diiinnce was pus'^ed lie rceoiisid- 
tiTed and llio ordiniinei' I* repassed witli tlie 
Words " to llie Cily of ( 'li icajfo inserted at 
the end of Section I . 

Hesj)ocl I nlly . 

(.'auikk H. Hahiuson, 
JIayor. 

Aid. Jael<son moved to reconsider the vote 
l)y which tlie ordinance referred to in the 
Veto niessajje ©f His Honor, tlie Mayor, was 
passed. 

The motion ])revailed. 

Aid. Jiicl<son movetl that tlie ordinance he 
amended in accordance with the veto uies- 
^•i^e of His Honor the Mayor. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Jackson moved the passag'e ot the 
ordinance as amended. 

The motion prevailed, and the ordinance 
Was passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Ytas — Kenna. Cou<^hlin, Pike, Thompson, 
•Ailing. Dixon, Foreman, Jackson, Blake (5th 
ward), Kent, McCormick, Martin, Brenner, 
J^'ick, Garry, Novak (8th ward). Hurt, Byrne, 
^ovak (10th ward), .Brennan (10th ward), 
Duddleston, Finn, Patterson, (nary, Fowler, 
Maypole. Bos, Beilfuss, ,^allstrom, Raymer, 
Smulski, Kunz, Johnson, Oberndorf, Bren- 
nan (ISth Avard) Conlon, Morris, Powers, 
Pettibone. Werno, Herrmann, Smith, Gold- 
;zlsr, Peterson, Olson, Helm, Minwegen, 
Butler. Willi.ston, Blake (26th ward), 
ICuester, Keeney, Wultf, Rector, Hackley, 
Kussell, Carey, Zeman, Boyd, Eidmann, 
Badenoch, Nelson, Mavor, Watkins, Jones, 
Bennett, Corkery, Race— 68. 

J\^aijs — None. 

"The following is the ordinance as passed: 1 



AN oitlUNANCK 
/n il in<1<iiiiril hi/ I fir f'llij ('imiicil of the. 

Skciion I. Thiit the K") foot allijy lyinfT 
nortiieuHtoriy mid adjoining; Lots y, IJ, 4 and 
T), and south westerly and adjoining!: liOl fl in 
Jilock (.^iienliirs sub-division of Block 132 
(except one acre in s(julhwest corner lh(;re- 
of) together witli Lots 1 and 2, Block lf», 
Sheflleld's addition to (JliicaffO, be and the 
same is hereby vacated. Compensation for 
said vacation is hereby 11 \ed at ^^200 to the 
City of Cl;icago. 

SKcrro.N 2. 'I'liis orilinance shall Ije in 
force and cITect from and after its tjassage. 

The following veto message: 

Mayou's Office, ( 
December yrd. I'.^OO. f 

T<> the Hb7iorable, the City (,'ouuciJ: 

Gentlemen — I herewith return, witiiout 
my approval, an ordinance passed lny your 
Honorable Body at its last meeting, granting 
permission to E. Goidenberg to erect and 
construct a storm door in front of the prem- 
ises known as Nos. 1837 and 1839 State street, 
for the reason that to day there are Si^veral 
suits pending against the City of (Miicago 
which were started by said Goidenberg, be- 
cause he had been forced by the Street De- 
partment to remove obstructions from the 
sidewalk in front of his place of business. 

Respectfully, 

Caktek H. Harrison, 

Mayor. 

Aid. Jackson moved to reconsider the vote 
by which the ordinance referred to in the 
veto message of His Honor, the Mayor, was 
passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Jackson moved that the ordinance be 
passed, the veto of His Honor, the Mayor, to 
the contrary notwithstanding. 

The motion was lost. 



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ALSO, 

The followiag; veto message: 

Mayok's Office, ; 
December 3rd, 1900. \ 

To the Honor able, the City Council : 

Gentlemen— 1 herewith return, wiihout 
my approval, an ordinance passed by your 
Honorable Body at its last meeting, granting 
permission to E. Goldenberg to use four feet 
of sidewalk in front of and adjoining Nos. 
1837 and 1839 State steeet for the display of 
goods, for the reason that to-day there are 
several suits pendiag against the City of 
Chicago which were started by said Golden- 
berg, bacause he had been forced by the 
Street Department to remove obstructions 
from the sidewalk in front of his place of 
business. 

Respectfully, 

Carter H. Harrison, 
Mm/or. 

Aid. Foreman m®ved to reconsider the vote 
by which the ordinance referred to in the 
veto message of His Honor, the Mayor, was 
passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Foreman moved that the ordinance be 
passed, the veto of His Honor, the Mayer, to 
the contrary notwithstanding. 

The motion was lost. 

also, 

The following veto message: 

Mayor's Office, ) 
December 3rd, 1900. | 

To the Honorable, the City Coimcil: 

Gemtlemen— I return herewith, without 
my approval, an order passed by the City 
Council at its last meeting, directing the City 
Electrician to erect two electric lamps, one, 
corner of Milton avenue and Hobbie street, 
and one, corner of Milton avenue and Elm 
street, for the reason that the money appro- 
priated for electric lighting for the year 1900, 
has a! ready been spent. 

Respectfully, 

Carter H. Harrison, 

3Iayor. 

Aid. Jackson moved to reconsider the vote 



by which the order referred to in the 
veto message of His Honor the Mayor was 
passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Jackson moved that the order be 
passed, the veto of His Honor the Mayor, to 
the contrary notwithstanding. 

The motion was lost. 



also. 

The following veto message: 

Mayor's Office, 
December 3rd, 1900. \ 

To the Honorable, the City Couyicil: 

Gentlemen — I herewith return, without 
my approval, an order passed by your Honor- 
able Body at its last meeting, directing the 
City Electrician to erect a lamp post* on Oak 
street, south side of street, corner of alley, 
between Sedgwick and Townsend streets, for 
the reason that the money appropriated for 
electric lighting for the year 1900, has already 
been spent. 

Respectfully, 

Carter H. Harrison, 

Mayor. 

Aid. JacKson moved to reconsider the vote 
by which the order referred to in thje 
veto message of His Honor, the Mayor, was 
passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Jackson moved that the order be 
passed, the veto, of His Honor, the Mayor, to 
the contrary norwithstanding. 

The^fsotion was lost. 



also, 

The following veto message: 

Mayc I's Office, ) 
December 3rd, 1900. f 

To the Honorable, the City Conncil: 

Gentlemen — I herewith return, without 
my approval, an order passed by your Hon- 
orable Body at its last meeting directing the 
City Electrician to light lamp-post in front of 
142 Gault street, for the reason that the 



Dt'cuinbur M,| 



1 ')rrt 



money appropilatetl for electric llnliliii;.: iDr 
tin- 3 i.'iir I'.MIO, has ulrcHdy hcCM Hpent. 

Hespoctfully, 

("vKTicu U. Hamuison, 
Mayor. 

Aid. JucUsoii iiu)V«(l to rccoiisiilci' tlio vote 
l»y which tlie order referred to in I lie v«to 
lueesajfeof His Honor, tlie iMuyor, was passed. 

The mot ion i)reTailed. 

Aid. Jackson moved that the ordt-r l)<; 
|)asped, the veto of His Honor, the Mayor, to 
the contrary notwithstandincr. 

The motion was lost. 

ALSO, 

The following communication: 

Mayor's Office, ( 
December 3rd, 1900. \ 

To t?ie Honorable^ Vie City Council: 

Gentlemen — I herewith submit for your 
information, a communication from the Sec- 
retary of the Board of Local Improvements 
in regard to the improvement of Jefferson 
street, from Madison street to Van Buren 
street, and would respectfully recommend its 
reference to the Committee on Finance. 

Respectfully, 

Carter H. Harrison, 

Mayor. 



Board of Local Improvements, ) 
Chicago, 27th November, 1900. f 

Hon. Carter H. Harri&on., Mayor: 

» 

Dear Sir — In the matter of the improve- 
ment of Jefferson street, from Madison street 
to Van Buren street, and also 29th street, 
from State street to Wentworth avenue, in 
both of which instances Charles J. Kelly was 
the contractor, the workmanship and ma- 
terial used were not in accordance with the 
contract, ordinance and specifications. Notice 
has been served by the Board of Local Im- 
provements in both cases upon the contractor 
and his bondsmen, as the law requires, but 
both the contractor and the bondsmen Lave 
failed, refused or neglected to comply with 
the provisions of such notices. It therefore 



becwnuts necessary for tiie city to go to the 
exjjcntie of pulling these streets in proper 
condition and then bring suit against the 
contractor and the Ijondsrnen for the cost 
lherel)y incurred. 

Tli(! Kngineer has submitted an estimate 
stating thai, in liisopinion, it will be necc-sary 
to expend*0,<ir)O.OOon 29th street anel *9.fi()().(W) 
(m JelTerson street. Will you please advise 
us what, if anv, arrangements can be made 
to provide for the necessary money to have 
the wori< doru;; otherwise, of course, the 
Board of Local Improvements is powerless to 
j)roceed. 

I write this lettei" at the direction of the 
Board of Local Lnproven.ents and by its in- 
structions send the same letter to the Comp- 
troller and the Corporation Counsel. 

Respectfully submitted, 

John A. May, 
Secretary. 

Which was referred to the Committee on 
Finance. 

The Clerk presented the following commu- 
nication: 

CmcAFO Union Traction Company, i 
Chicago, December 3, 1900. )' 

To the 'Honorable., the City Cotmcil, City of 
Chicago: 

Gentlemen — My attention has been called 
to an ordinance now pending before your Hon- 
orable Body in reference to unused tracks of 
the Chicago Union Traction Company. With 
reference to same, I desire to say that in cases 
of tires, processions and for the purpose ©f 
making larger loops in the future, what is 
known as dead tracks are and will become 
of great value to the public and the company 
in th.^ transportation of the patrons of our 
road. 

I desire further to call your attention to a 
letter sent to the Honorable L. E. McGann, 
Commissioner of Public Works, on Decem- 
ber 4, 1899, wherein we agree to take up the 
present rails on certain streets and relay 
them with modern grooved rails, and re- 
pave the same with granite blooks in tne 
most modern manner. We have been doing 
that as rapidly as possible, and expect to con- 
tinue to do this w©rk, so as there cannot be 



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any possible objection to the so-called dead 
track. 

Yours respectfully, 

J. M. Roach, 
President. 

Aid. Novak (8th ward) moved that the 
communication, together with the ordinance, 
be referred to the Committee on Judiciary. 

The motion prevailed. 

The Clerk presented a sealed bid from the 
College of Physicians and Surgeons for the 
purchase of the grounds and buildings of 
the West Division High School. 

Which was, on motion of Aid. Herrmann, 
laid over temporarily. 

The Board of Education submitted the fol- 
lowing communication: 

Board of Education, ) 
Chicago, December 3, 1900. j 

To the HomoYable^ the Mayor and the Akler- 
men of the City of Chicago^ i)i City Coimcil 
Assembled: 

. Oextlemen — We have the honor to inform 



To the City Coiuicil of the City of Chicago: 



Aid. Jaclison moved that the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works be authorized and 
ordered to have water mains laid in the 
foregoing street. 

The motion prevailed. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted the following communication : 



you that the Board of Education, at its reg- 
ular meeting held November 28, 1900, con- 
curred in and ratified the action of your 
Honorable Body in again advertising for sale 
for a further period of sixty days, ending 
December 3, 1900. the property known as the 
West Division High School building, other- 
wise described as Lots one (1) to seven (7) 
inclusive, in Block 23; also Sub-lots one fl) 
to seven (7) inclusive, of Lots 19 to 25, in 
Block 23, and the vacated alley running 
north and south through said Block 23, in 
Ashland Second Addition to Chicago, in the 
west 3^ of the northeast ^ of Section 18, 
Township 39 North, Range 14 East of the 
Third Principal Meridian, together with the 
school building thereon, to be sold for not 
less than $186,000. 

Graham H. Harris, 

President. 

Charles N. Fessenden, 

Asnsta'iit Secretary. 

Which was placed on file. 

The Commissioner of Public Works sub- 
mitted the following communication : 

Department of Public Works, ( 
Chicago, Dec. 3d, 1900. j 



REMARKS. 



L. E. McGann, 
Commissioner of Ptiblic Works. 

By F. W. Blocki, 
Deptcty Commissioner of Public Works. 

Board of Local Improvements, ) 
Chicago, 30th November, 1900. ) 

To the Honorable^ the Mayor and the City 
Council: 

Gentlemen — In answer to the order of the 
Council passed at the meeting of November 
2(jth, directing the Board of Local Improve 
ments to proceed with the laying of concrete 
on Wood street, froiii Washington boulevard 



I deem it necessary and advisable to lay water mains on the following street: 



from 


to 


SIZE 


Probable cost. 

including 
hydrants and 
basins. 


Avenue ''M". 


Avenue ''N" . . . 


8 in. 


$ 392 00 



ON 



103d St, 



* Recommended by City Engineer for circulation. 

Respectfully, 



Uecciiitior !1, 1 



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I lyoo 



to I2th htreut, 1 bo^ luuvu to report that tlu; 
Hdiinl hud \Uv. suhji!Ct up for fonsldcnitioM 
and i list rii (•!♦'( 1 iik* to \v rite yuii t lull, i)Wiii(^ I o 
tilt' liilfiic^s ol' (111! sciisuii 1111(1 lilt! (iniij^dr ii( 
fi'dst, il. would, iti its opiuioii, l)ft unsiifu to 
luy uuy iiiori! foiicrcio iit tlilH time, therefore, 
wo iiro uiiablo lo couiply with tin; order. 

Hespect fully su nmiticd, 

John A. May 

Srcrftdi"!/. 

W'lucli was placed on llle. 

Tlic following ca>mmuiiic:ition : 

OF Imi'uovf-mknts, / 

Cmc.uio. mh Novttuihcr, IDOO. f 

'I'd l/ic llonordhJc^ the J/aijor and the City 
( 'oi(/iril: 

Gentlemen— I am directed by the Board 
of Local Improvements to call your attention 
to the fact thut there are at present in thi«j 
oHice petitions and rolls prepared an«i ready 
for tilinj? in court in about nine hundred (900) 
sidewalk proceedings, but the same have not 
been tiled because of the lack of money to 
pay the necessary court costs. These rolls 
could be filed at the December term of the 
court, and the bill of the Clerk of the court 
would not be presented for payment until 
after January 1st, alth®ugh it would be an 
indebtedness incurred during the present 
year. We would respectfully request an ex- 
pression or directions from your Honorable 
Body as to whether or not it would meet your 
approval to have these rolls filed now under 
the existing financial conditions or should 
the same be delayed until after the passage 
of the annual appropriation bill. 

Respectfully submitted, 

John A. May, 

Secretary. 

Which was referred to the Committee on 
Finance. 

ALSO. 

A report and ordinance repealing an ordi- 
nance for the improvement ©f the W. 3^ of 
La Salle avenue, from Kinzie street to the 
right of way of the C. & N. W. R'y- in North 
Water street. 

By unanimeus consent, on motion of Aid. 
Minwegen, the ordinance was put upon its 



j)ussag<! and jiasscd by yeah and niiys as fol- 
lows: 

Yriis Kcriiia, Coii^^lilin, I'iUc, Thompson, 
Ailing, Dixon, Foreman, Jackson, Hlakeioth 
wan! I, k'r-nf, McOjrmlck, Mariiii, Brenner, 
Kick, (Jarry, Novak (Hth ward), Hurt, Byrne, 
Novak > loth ward), Jirennan (10th ward), 
Duddleston, Finn, Patterson, Gary. Fowler, 
Maypole, Bos, BellfusH, Hallstrom, Rayiner, 
Smulski, Kuii/-, Johnson, Obeindorf, Bren- 
nan (ISth ward), ('onion, .Morris, Powers, 
Pettibone, Werno, Herrmann, Smith, (iold- 
zier, Peterson. (Jlson, Helm, Minwegen, 
Butler, Williston, Blake (20th ward), 
Kuester, Keeney, WuKT, Rector, Hackley, 
Jlussell, Carey, Zeman, Boyd, Eldmann, 
Badenoch, Nelson. Mavor, Watkins, Jones, 
Jiennett, Corkery, Race— 08. 

Xay.s — None. 

Tlie following is the ordinance as passed: 

AN OKDINANCB 

Repealing an ordinance for the improvement 
of the west one-half of La Salle avenue, 
from Kinzie street to the right-of-way of 
the Chicago and Northwestern Railway in 
North Water street, in the City of Chicago, 
County of Cook and State of Illinois. 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 
of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the ordinance entitled 
"An ordinance fsr^the improvement of the 
west one-half of La Salle avenue, from 
Kinzie street to the right-of-way of the 
Chicago and Northwestern Railway in North 
Water street," passed January 3d, 1900, be 
and the same is hereby repealed; and that the 
assessment made under the provisions of said 
ordinance, confirmed March 15th, 1900. War- 
rant No. 247S2, be and the same is hereby- 
annulled. 

Section 2. That the City Comptroller be 
and he is hereby directed to refund all 
money paid on account of said Warrant No. 
24782 upon presentation of the original 
receipts for the same. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall be in force 
from and after its passage. 



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PETITIONS, COMMUNICA.TIONS AND ORDI 
NANCES 

Aid. Coughlin presented the following 
order: 

Ordered, That tne Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
issue a permit to Halsey Bros, t® open side- 
walk, four and one-feet wide, for stairway to 
building on the southwest corner of Wash- 
ington street and Wabash avenue. This per- 
mit to be revoked by the Mayor at any time. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Pike presented the following order: 

Ordered, That the Mayor and .Commis- 
sioner of Public Works be and they are 
hereby directed to issue a permit to Eugene 
S. Pike to erect a private scale in the alley in 
the rear of 85 5th avenue. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Thompson presented an order for 
paving (asphalt) 23d street, from Wabash 
avenue to State street, which was 

Referred to the Board of Local Improve- 
ments. 

Aid. Ailing presented the claim of Arthur 
W. Stillwell for injury to horse, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Ailing presented an order and a bill 
directing the Special Committee on State 
Legislation to consider and report on the bill 
attached hereto concerning practice before 
Justices of the Peace which were 

Referred to the Special Committee on 
State Legislati@n. 

Aid. Jackson presented the following res- 
olution : 

Whereas, The condition of the Chicago 
River has led to discrimination against this, 
the greatest inland port in the world, to an 
extent that seriously threatens its commerical 
interests and greatly embarrasses business in 
nianv lines, causing serious financial losses; 
and, 

Whereas, It is the evident duty of all 
public spirited citizens to direct their best 
efforts towards improving the condition of 
the river ; and, 

Whereas, The phicago Commercial Ass@- 
lion learns that the Board of Drainage Trus- 



tees is committed to building bascule bridges 
to take the place of all pier bridges on the 
Chicago River, and also learns that the navi- 
gation of the river may be much improved 
and the serious obstruction to navigation » 
caused by bilging of vessels at Washington 
street, may be greatly alleviated by the re^ 
moval of the center pier and piling ©f the 
Washington street bridge, -and the leveling ot 
the roof @f the Washington street tunnel ia 
the center of the river to correspond with the 
remainder of the tunnel roof on each side of 
the center pier, so that the depth of the water- 
may be maintained for a width not less thaui 
85 feet, thereby permitting access to the river 
above Washington street to a great number 
of vessels which cannot now pass there with 
proper cargoes; therefore, it is hereby 

Jiesolved, That the Chicago Commercial 
Association does hereby respectfully petitioQ 
Honorable Carter H. Harrison, Mayor of Chi- 
cago, and the City Council of the City of 
Chicago, to take' such measure as will secure 
a channel of the width and character sug- 
gested, commencing the work at the close of 
the present season of navigation and eom- 
pleting same by or before the opening of 
navigation in the spring of 1901. 

Which was referred to the Committee on 
Harlsors. Viaducts and Bridges, with instruc- 
tions to report on the same within two 
weeks, 

Aid. McCorraick presented the claim of the 
Foresters' Building and Loan Association for 
rebate of water tax, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. McCormick presented an order for 
plank sidewalk on both sides of Butler 
street, from 36th street t® 39th street, which 
was 

Referred to the Board of Local Improve^ 
ments. 

Aid. Martin presented the following order: 

Ordered, That the Superintendent of Water 
Department is hereby directed to rebate 
$10.59 for water tax on premises No. 37'3S 
Morgan street. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Brenner presented a petition and an 
order for paving Kramer street, from Jeffer- 
son street to Halsted street, which were 

Referred to the Board of Local Improve-^ 
ments. 



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AM. (iary prt'sonlcil tlir I'ollnwiii'j order: 

(h'drrnl, 'riiiilllic ('ily ICh^ctriciati liu atnl 
lie Is hcroby dlrectfil (<i issiin a piirmit tn 
Morris (Jiin'slicr^r lo slriiit; an •ilcclric wire 
from ;i.Vi West, I Mli street, lo '.M Waller street, 
to Itu used for tclophotie purposoK. The Kaine 
to he leinoved ill any time hy order of Mic 
Mayor. 

Wlileli was, on motion, duly jjai^sed. 

Aid. Hurt presented iin ordinance in fiivor 
of Albert I^urie i& Co. for eleetrical wires on 
Blue Island avenue iind IStli street, wliicli 
was 

Referred to tlie C'onimiltee on Gas, Oil and 
Electric Lifjht. 

Aid. Hyrne presented the followinir order : 

Ordtred, That the Conimissioiier of Public 
Works be and he is hereby authorized and 
directed to issue, to those who may apply 
therefor, permits to eiect and maintain, for a 
period of thirty days from this date, 

such Christmas and holidays signs as he, said 
Comnnssioner. may in his discretion approve. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Brennan (10th ward) presented the 
foliowing' order. 

Ordered, That the City Electrician ))lace 
gasoline lamps on Kedzie avenue, between 
31st and 35th streets. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Duddleston presented the following: 
order : 

Ordered, That the Corporation Counsel re- 
port to the City Council ®f the City of Chi- 
cago at Its next regular meeting whether the 
employes of the Board of Election Comrais- 
sioner<, or any of them, are under the civil 
service of the City of Chicago; and whether 
the City Ceuncil has authority to investigate 
the conduct of the affairs of the Board ot 
Eieetion Commissioners, and whether in case 
such investigation shows that the affairs of 
the Board of Election Commissioners are not 
conducted in accordance with law, the City 
Council possesses legal power to take any 
action in regard to same. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Patterson presented claim of Freder- 



ick PoHke for rebutt! on water supply pipes, 
which was 

Uefurrod to Uie Comtnltteo on Finance. 

Aid. Hollfuss presented the followin;; 

orders : 

(Jrdi rr(/. That the. Commissioner of Health 
b(! and he is hereby instructed and directed 
to (('(luest. through the proj^er ijrofefisional 
cli.inriel, all physicians and surgerMis, duly 
authorized to practice in the City(jf Chicago, 
to repfjrt to the Police Department all cases 
of i)ersonal injury, which they are called 
upon to attend, where they have reason to 
believe that the injury is c(jnnected with any 
crime or attempted crime. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
issue a permit to M. & S. Kaufmann to erect 
an electi'ic sign over sidewalk in front of 95S- 
\HVl Milwaukee avenue, the same to be re- 
voked at any time by order of the Mayor. 

Ordered, That the. Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
issue a permit to the Boston Fair to erect a 
muslin sign for 30 days in front of 897 Mil- 
waukee avenue, the same to be revoked l>y 
the order of the Mayor-at any time. 

Which were, on moli(ni, duly passed. 

Aid. Hallslrom presented the foliowing or- 
ders : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
remove and cause to be removed all obstruc- 
tions in Fairfield avenue, from Franklin ave- 
nue to the right of way of the Chicago and 
Northwestern Railroad. 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is iiereby directed to place a fire alarm box 
at the corner of DiVexsey avenue and Albany 
avenue. 

Which were, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Hallstrom presented an order for ce- 
ment sidewalk on Manitou place, which was 

Referred to the Board of Local Improre- 
menis. 

Aid. Bmulski presented the following or- 
der: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is herebv directed to 
issue a permit to G. J. TJ'illner to place a 
board sign across the sidewalk in front of the 



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premises No. 657 Milwaukee avenue, to be 
removed at the discretion of the Mayor or 
Comaaissioner of Public Worlds. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Smulski presented the following or- 
der- 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
issue a permit to John Krohn to erect a tem- 
porary muslin sigrn across the sidewalk at the 
premises No. 457 West Chicasfo avenue, to be 
remored within thirty days or at the dis- 
cretion of the Mayor or Commissioner of 
Public Works. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Smulski presented an ordinance to 
regulate the congregating' and crowding on 
the roofs of houses and buildings, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary, 

Aid. Smulski presented an ordinance pro- 
hibiting the over-crowding of public build- 
ings, theatres, halls, etc. 

Aid. Foreman moved its reference to the 
Committee on Judiciary. 

Aid. Smulski moved to suspend the rules 
to pass the ordinance. 

The motion was lost by yeas and nays as 
follows: 

Tea^ — Brenner, Novak (8th ward), Dud- 
dleston, Gary, Maypole, Beilfuss, Hallstrom, 
Raymer, Smulski, Kunz, Johnson, Obern- 
dorf, Goldzier, Olson, Keeney, Carey, Boyd, 
Jones— 18. 

Xays — Kenna, Coughlin, Pike, Thompson, 
Ailing, Dixon, Foreman, Jackson, Blake (5th 
ward), Kent, McCormick, Martin, Fick, 
Garry, Novak (lOth wardi, Brennan 1 10th 
ward), Finn, Patterson, Fowler, Brennan 
(18th ward), Conlon, Morris, Powers, Petti- 
bone, Werno, Herrmann, Smith, Peterson, 
Helm, Minwegen, Butler, Williston, Blake 
(26t.h ward) , Kuester, Wulff, Rector, Russell, 
Zemau, Eidmann, Badenoch, Nelson, Mavor, 
Watkins, Bennett, Corkery, Race — 46. 

Thereupon, the order was referred t© the 
Committee on Judiciary. 

Aid. Kunz presented the following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 



issue a permit to A. Downing to string mus- 
lin sign across sidewalk space on Milwaukee 
avenue near North avenue, same to be re- 
moved at any time after thirty days or with- 
in the discretion of the Mayor. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Oberndorf presented an @rder for pav- 
ing (with granite block) west side of Canal 
street, from Lake street to Fulton street, 
which was 

Referred to the Board of Local Improve- 
ments. 

Aid. Johnson presented the follewing 
order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
issue permit to Geo. H. Dilcher to string a 
banner across sidewalk in frent of No. 441 
Milwaukee avenue for 30 days. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Johnson presented an order for pav- 
ing (asphalt) the following streets: Morgan 
street, from Milwaukee avenue to Kinzie 
street; Peoria street, from Milwaukee avenue 
to Kinzie street; Ohio street, from Desplaines 
street to Centre avenue; May street, from 
Grand avenue to Kinzie street; Curtis street, 
from Carroll avenue tc Lake street. 

Which was referred to the Board of Local 
Improvements. 

Aid. Powers presented the claim of premises 
No. 7139 Aberdeen street for rebate of water 
tax, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Herrmann presented the following or- 
ders : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
issue permit to Richard H. Luth to erect an 
electric sign across sidewalk in front of 
his place of business. No. 273 North avenue, 
the same to be removed on order of the 
Mayor or Commissioner of Public Works. 

Ordered, That the Coaimissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
issue permit to J. Lorenzen to erect an electric 
sign and a muslin sign across sidewalk in front 
of his place of business on Mohawk street, at 
the northeast cornerof North avenue, the same 
to be removed January 1st. 1901, or on order 



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of the Mayor or CominiHsUiner of TuliHc 

Willi h were, on inotloo. duly passcU. 

Altl. ticrrinann presuiiteil on anti nulsc 
•niinancc. which was 

Referred to the Coimulltee on Judiciary 

Al(i. Goldzier presented the followintr 
•rders • 

(h'tlerfil. That the Conimis«ioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he Is hereby directed to 
issue a pertuit to E. Hoidhues to erect a 
band-statul and toliifhtllie same with electric 
lijrlits. in front of his premises at the south- 
east corner of North avenue and Halsted 
street, the same to be erected in accordance 
with the directions of the Commissioner of 
Public Works and to be removed on or before 
January 2, 1901. 

Ordrted. That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be and he is hereby instructed to 
issue a permit to M. Levy to erect a muslin 
sign in front ef his premises, 3'2T E. Division 
street, the same to be removed on January 2, 
liHil. such sign to conform with any and 
«very refjulation regarding size and location 
of the same to be made by the Commissioner. 

AVhich were, on motion, duly ©assed. 

Aid. Goldzier presented the claim of the 
Uhiich Evangelic Lutheran Orphan Asylum 
for rebate of water tax. which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Peterson presented the following or- 
der: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Fut> 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
issue a permit to Carl Pfeil to string two 
banners — ©ne in front of the North Side Tur- 
ner Hail on North Clark street, near Chicago 
avenue, and one on the corner of Division and 
Weils streets, for a period of thirty days- 
This permit to be revoked at any time by 
oraei' of the Mayor. 

Which was. on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Olson presented the following order : 

Ordfred. That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
compel Union Traction Company to remove 



street car tracks oa Illinois street, iK*tweeu 
Wells and Orleans streets. 

Aid, Olson presented an onler for the re- 
peal of ordinance for pnvlngthe alleys In the 
rear of Market and Keil^'wick streets, between 
Oak and Wendell streets, which was 

Referred to the Board of Local Improve- 
I tiients. 

Which was. on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Olson presented an order for pavintf 
(stone) Michigan street, from Franklin street 
U) Orleans .street, which wi^s 

Referietl to the Board of Local Improve- 
ments 

Aid. Minwegen presented an order to per- 
mit the trustees of the Northwestern L'niver- 
sity to raise sidewalk to a level on Kinzie 
street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
j Alleys, N. D. 

I Aid. Minwegen presented the following 
ordinance : 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 
j of Chicago: 

i Section I. That the ordinance for a 
j cement sidewalk on the east side of State 
j street, from Kinzie street to a point 196 feet 
I south of Kinzie street, be and is hereby 
j repealed. 

i Section 2. That the Comptroller be and 
I he is hereby ©rdered to refund to owners all 
: money paid on Warrant No. 24690, Docket 
No. 24237. 

Section 3. That this ordinance shall take 
, effect and be in force from and after its 
I passage. 

! 

Which "was, on motion, duly passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Fta-s — Kenna. Coughlin. Pike. Thompson, 
Ailing, Dixon, Fereman, Jackson, Blake (5th 
ward). Kent, McCormick . Martin. Brenner, 
Fick. Garry. Novak (Sth ward). Hurt. Byrne, 
Novak (10th ward), Brennan dOth ward), 
Duddleston. Finn. Patterson. Gary. Fowler. 
Maypole. Bos. Beiifuss. Hallstrora. Raymer, 
Smulski. Kunz. Johnson, Oberndorf, Bren- 
nan (ISth ward). Conlon, Morris, Powers, 



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Pettibone. Werno. Herrmann, Staith, Gold- 
zier. Peterson. Olson. Helm. Minweg-en, 
Butler, Williston, Blake^ ( 26th ward ) .Kuester, 
Keeney, Wulff, Rector, Hackley, Russell, 
Carey. Zeraan. Boyd. Eidmann, Badenocb, 
Nelson, Mavor, Matkins. Jones. Bennett, 
Corkery. Race— 68. 

yayf: — None. 

Aid. Butler presented an ©rdinance vacat- 
ing a certain pertion of Hermitage avenue 
and Paulina street, and the alleys in rear 
thereof, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, N. D. 

Aid. Williston presented the following 
orders : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
issue a permit to A. Strassberger to string 
musiin sign in front of premises -iSS Lincoln 
avenue and 563 Lincoln avenue for a period 
of thirty days. 

Ordered. That the order passed by this 
Council June 25, 1900. page 712 Council Pro- 
ceedings, staying all proceedings in the mat- 
ter of cement sidewalk on both sides of Bryn 
Mawr avenue, from North Clark street to 
Evanston avenue, be and the same is hereby 
rescinded. 

V*. hich were, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Williston presented an order for six- 
foot cement sidewalk on Winona street, from 
Evanston avenue t® Lake Michigan. 

Which was referred to the Board of Local 
Improvements. 

Aid. Keeney presented the following^ 

orders : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner or Pu'o- 
lie Works be and he is hereby directed to 
notify the Metropolitan Wust Side Elevated 
Railroad Company (Humboldt Park Branch) 
to repair sidewalk on their right of way at 
Sawyer avenue. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lie Works be and he is hereby directed to 
have pavement repaved and repaired in 
Sawyer avenue, near first alley north of 
West North avenue. 

Ordered, That the Board of Local Improve- 
ments be and they are hereby directed to 
place on file a certain order for an ordinance 



I for water supply pipe in McLean avenue, 
i from North 47th avenue to the Belt Railway, 
I passed November 12th. Council Proceedings, 
page 1236. 

Ordered. That the Board of Local Improve- 
! ments be and they are hereby directed to stay 
the letting of the contrasts for water supply 
pipe in West Belle Piaine avenue, from Kim- 
ball avenue to Spaulding avenue, until 
I further order of this Council. 

j Which were, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Keeney presented the following order: 

j Whereas, Branch 1 B of the William 
Penn Nixon school, being temporary quar- 
ters, is located immediately adjoining the 
Chicago and Northwestern Railroad: and 

Whereas, The children attending same 
are very yeung, being in the first and second 
grades, and are compelled t© cross the tracks 
going and returning from school : and 

! Whereas, The said railroad tracks are 
within fifty feet of the school, it is natural 
that the children should choose the tracks as 
a playground, the street in front of the 
school not being paved : and 

Whereas. It being dangerous to life, a 
menace to the living and a death-trap to the 
children : be it 

Ordered. That the Board of Education pro- 
ceed at once to remove said school from its 
present location to some more safe and con- 
venient place. 

Which was on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Wulflf presented the following or- 
ordinance ■ 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 
of Chicago : 

Section 1. That the Bohemian National 
Cemetery Association is hereby grantee per- 
mission and authority to use as a private 
cemetery and burial ground and for that 
purpose only, subject to all existing ordinan- 
ces now in force or which may hereafter be 
passed in relation thereto, the following de- 
scribed real estate, situated in the City of 
Chicago. County of Cook and State of lili- 
j nois. to-wit : 

1 Lot twenty-two (22), in the subdivision by 



DeeeiiihiM M.j 



1300 



[1000 



llic City of Chlcuk'o «»f ili<! iioillj half (N. 
• >f Kecllon elovon ( 1 1), Townnliii) foriy (40) 
iiortli, Huiijje thiileen (IM), ensl of the Third 
flivd) I'rinripiil Mcrltli.'iii. roiitiiiriiti^r ten 
jici-fs, more or less. 

SEt'TM)X '2. Hoheiiiuiii iNalioiml ('»'iii<'l(;iy 
Association is liereby (^ivi-ii fuii and coinpietc 
authority to iiuiku all needful rules and retru- 
lations to properly cotiduct such cemetery. 

Sr.( i ioN This ordinance shall he in 
force and effect from after its passaf^e. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed by yeas 
and nays as follows : 

Y(as — Kenna. Cou<rhlin, Pike. Thompson, 
Ailinfr. Dixon. Foreman. Jackson, Blake (5th 
ward). Kent, McCormick, Martin, Brenner, 
Fick. Garry. Novak (8th ward). Hurt, Byrne, 
Novak (lOth ward), Brennan (10th ward), 
Duddleston. Finn. Patterson. Gary, Fowler, 
Maypole. Bos, Bell fuss, Hallstroin, Raymer, 
Smulski. Kunz. Johnson, Oberndorf, Bren- 
nan (ISth ward). Conlon, Morris, Powers, 
Pettibone, Werno, Herrmann, Smith, Gold- 
zier, Peterson, Olson. Helm, Minwegen, 
Butler, Williston, Blake (26th ward) ,Kuester, 
Keenev. Wultl. Rector. Hackley. Russell, 
Carey. Zeman, Boyd. Eidraann. Badenoch. 
Nelson. Mavor. WatUins, Jones. Bennett, 
Corkery, Race— (JS. 

X<:>j.-< — None. 

Aid. WulfE presented the claims of William 
Waller and Lizzie Hamburger for special as- 
sessment rebates, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Zeman i^resented the following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
order the Pan Handle Railroad Company (P.. 
C. & St. L. R. R.) to plank their crossings 
and keep same open at Green, Peoria and 
Sangamon streets in the Thirtieth Ward 
and to have gates and flagmen at each cross- 
ing. 

Which was. on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Zeman presented the claim of Krae- 
mer & Son for refund of water tax. which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 
Aid. Boyd presented the claim of premises 



No. :J24 West .V.Jth street for rebate of water 
tax, which was 

Referred to the Committee on FloaQce. 

AUI. lOidmann presented the following 
order : 

Onlrrrd, That the CotnmisBloner of Pub- 
lic Works bo and he Is hereby directed to 
notify the ('hicago and (Jrand Trunk Rail- 
road to ])lank iV.U-(\ court over their right of 
way at Chicag© Lawn. 

Which was. on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Eidmann i>resented the claim of J. IJ. 
Mallette. assignee of B. F. Cronkrite & Co., 
for water pipe, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Mavor jiresented the following order: 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller be and 
he is hereby authorized and directed to 
transfer from the General Fund to the credit 
of the Holsteiu Park account the sum of ten 
hundred and thirty-six dollars and thirty-five 
cents (*1. 036.35), being that part of the sum 
of fifteen hundred dollars ($L500.00) appro- 
priated by the City Council in the annual 
appropriation bill for the fiscal year 1897 for 
the special improvement of Holstein Park, 
which was improperly placed to the credit of 
the General Fund at the close of the fiscal 
year 1897. 

The City Comptroller is further authorized 
and directed to pay at once with said sum of 
ten hundred and thirty-six dollars and thirty- 
five cents (-Si, 036.35) the voucher issued to 
Richard F. Conway for work done under a 
contract for the improvement of said Holstein 
Park between the City of Chicago and the 
said Conway by the Commissioner of Public 
Works on August 24, 1899, and made payable 
from the Holstein Park account. 

Which was i-eferred to the Committee on 
Finance. 

Aid. Mavor presented the following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
issue a permit to Matkin Bros, for an electric 
sign at the southwest corner of 43d and 
Berkley avenue, to be removed at any time 
by order of the Mayor. 

Which was. on motion, duly passed. 



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[1900 



Aid. Maver presented the following ordi- 
nance: 

AN ORDIXANCE 

. Amending the ordinance reducing the appro- 
priations for 1900. 

lie it ordained by the City Council of the City 
of Chicago : 

Section 1. That an ordinance reducing 
the appropriation ordinance for 1900, passed 
October 8, 1900, and amended on November 
12, 1900, so that line one (1), as published on 
page 1159 @f the Official Record, October 8, 
1900, reads 865,000, be and the same is hereby 
amended by changing the figures $65,000 so 
as to read as follows; Board of Local Im- 
prevements, 163,000. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in 
force trom and after its passage. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yean — Kenna, Coughlin, Pike, Thompson, 
Ailing, Dixon, Foreman, Jackson, Blake (5th 
ward), Kent, McCormick, Martin, Brenner, 
Fick, Gary, Novak (8th ward), Hurt, byrne, 
Novak (10th ward), Brennan (10th wardj, 
Duddleston, Finn, Patterson, Gary, Fowler, 
Maypole, Bos, Beilfuss, Hallstrom, Raymer, 
Smulski, Kunz, Johnson, Oberndorf, Bren- 
nan (18th ward), Conlon, Morris, Powers, 
Pettibone, Werno, Herrmann, Smith, Gold- 
zier, Peterson, Olson, Helm, Minwegen, 
Butler,Williston, Blake (26th ward),Kuester, 
Keeney, WulfE, Rector, Hackley, Russell, 
Carey, Zeman, Boyd, Eidmann, Badanoch, 
Nelson, Mavor, Watkins, Jones, Bennett, 
Corkery, Race, Hunter — 69. 

yays — Noner^ 

Aid. Mayor presented the following resolu- 
tion: 

Resolved^ That it be the sense of this 
Council that the Board of Education pro- 
hibit the playine of football by the pupils of 
public schools during school hours. 

Which was, on Qiotion, duly adopted. 

Aid. Mavor presented the following ordi- 
nance: 



AN ORDINANCE 

Confirming the division of the school prop- 
erty and the school indebtedness of School 
District number two ( 3), Township thiriy- 
nine (3t) North, Range thirteen (13), East, 
between the Board of Education of the 
City of Chicago and said School District. 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the 
City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the ' following reports 
and action of the Committee on Finance of 
the Board of Education and of the Board of 
Education of the City of Chicago are in all 
things adopted and confirmed: 

FINANCE. 

Mr. Mark, Chairman of the Committee on 
Finance, presented reports of the committee 
as follows: 

Statei7ient of Agreed Valuation atid Division 
of Fromrty of Austin. 

A report of the committee that, acting 
under authority granted at a regular meeting 
of the Beard, held November 1, 1899, and of 
a resolution of the City Council, adopted 
December 4, 1899, they have been in confer- 
ence with the school directors of District 2, 
T. 39, N. R. 13 E., and have come to an 
agreement with said school directors as to the 
value of the property in the part of said dis- 
trict annexed to the City of Chicago, by a 
vote of the people at an election held April 4, 
1899, and herewith submit an itemized state- 
ment of the agreed valuation and division of 
property, 

Froperty. 

High Scheol site, located on Frink street, 
between Walnut and Willow avenues, de- 
scribed as Lots 1 to 38, both inclusive, in the 
sub. of the S. 541.37 feet of the E. six acres 
of Lot 8, of Frink's Sub., lying in the N. E. 
i< of the S. E. % of Sec. 8, and the N. W. i< 
of the S. W. 1^ ©f Sec. 9, all in Township 39, 
N. R. 13, E. : size of lot 327 x 475.34 feet. 



Df emlior .'1,) 



V.MO 



Viiliieof sUe ♦ :}4.7r>() 00 

^'^luo of b u 1 I il I II , 

niM-th v\u\ (brick) . . . is.ooo on 
Vuliio uf building', 

i.(>uth iMul (brlcU ) . . . 40,0(M) 00 
\' a 1 u e t)f luriiiliirc. 

books aiid apparatus IMI IO.") 



Mftdison street site, locaft-cl on 
tin- N. \V. corner of Madison 
stroi't and rUie avenue, described 
as Ij >ts :3'.t to 40, both inclusive, 
in Block 6 in Craft's Addition to 
AustinTille, lying in the W. of 
vS. W. I4 of Sec. 3'J, 13; size of 
lot 200 X 140 feet. 

Value of site ^^12,000 OD 

"S' a 1 u e o f building 

(brick) 20,000 00 

Value of furniture, 

books and apparatus 518 00 



Iowa street site, located on Iowa 
street, between Central and Park 
avenues, described as Lots IS to 
31, both inclusive, and the S. 10 
feet of Lot 32, in Block 9, in the 
re-sub. of Blocks 1, 2, 8, 9, 10 and 
11 of Salisbury's Sub. of the E. 
X of the S. E. X of Sec. 5, 39, 13 ; 
size of lot 174.10 x 264.86 feet. 

Value of site § 10,150 00 

Value of building 

(brick) 20,000 00 

Value of furniture, 

books and apparatus 444 00 



5«2,51S 00 



30,594 00 



Laurel avenue site, located on 
the !N. AY. corner of Laurel ave- 
nue and Superior street, de- 
scribed as Lots 20 to 25, both in- 
clusive, in Block 2, in Wm. S. 
Walker's Sub. of W. }4 of N. E. 
I4 of N. 1^ of Sec. 9. 39, 13: 
size oi lot. 161.45x133.92. 
Value of site S 3,400 00 



Vuliie of li u i 1 d i II 

(brick) * 20,000 00 

Vuliju of furniture. 

books iifid apparatus 62140 



24,0*il 10 



Ohio street site, located on the 
N. K. corner of (Jhio street and 
Park avenue, described as Lot 2 
in Block 2 in Austinville,Austln's 
Sub. of S. E. Sec. 8. 39, 13; 
size of lot, 140.25x170 feet. 

Value of site * 1S,250 00 

Value of building 

(brick; fi^M) 00 

Value of furniture, 

books and apparatus 280 50 



-* 26,836 50 



Mandell School (rented build- 
ing), value of furniture, books 
and apparatus 



152 75 



Total value sites, buildings, 
furniture, books and ap- 
paratus ^ 210,286 70 

Total value of foregoing de- 
scribed assets I 210,286 70 

LIABILITIES. 

Bond No. 9, dated 
March 1, 1882. pay- 
able March 1, 1900.. >: 1,000 00 

Bond No. 10, dated 
March 1, 1882, pay- 
able March 1, 1901.. 1,000 00 

Bonds Nos. 3, 4, 5 and 
6, dated November 1, 
1888, payable No- 
vember 1, 1900 4,000 00 

Bonds Nes. 7 and 8, 
dated November 1, 
18SS, payable No- 
vember 1, 1901 2,000 00 

Bonds Nos. 9 and 10, 
dated November 1, 
I85S, payable No- 
vember 1, 1902 2,000 00 



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[1900 



Bonds Nos. 11 and 12, 
dated November 1, 
1888, payable JSovem- 
ber 1, 1903 . 2,000 00 

Bond No. 13, dated No- 
vembsr 1, 1888, pay- 
able November 1, 
1904 1,000 00 

Bonds Nos. li and 15, 
dated November 1, 
1888, payable Novem- 
ber 1, 1905 3,000 00 

Bonds Nosi 16 and 17, 
dated November 1, 
1888, payable Novem- 
ber 1, 1906 2,000 00 

Bonds Nos. 18 and 19, 
dated November 1, 
1888, payable Novem- 
ber 1, 1907 2,000 00 

Bonds Nos. 20, 21, 22, 

23 and 24, dated No- 
vember 1, 1888, pay- 
able November 1, 

1908 4,500 00 

Bonds Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4 
and 5, dated Novem- 
ber 12, 1891, payable 
November 12, 1905. . 5,000 00 

Bonds Nos. 6, 7, 8, 9 
and 10, dated Novem- 
ber 12, 1891, payable 
November 12, 1906. . 5,000 00 

Bonds Nos. 11, 12, 13, 
14 and 15, dated No- 

- vember 12, 1891, pay- 
able November 21, 
1907 5,000 00 

Bonds Nus. 16, 17, 18, 
19 and 20, dated No- 
vember 12, 1891, pay- 
able November 12, 

. 1909 5,000 00 

Bonds Nos. 21, 22, 23, 

24 and 25, dated No- 
vember 12, 1891, pay- 

' able November 12, 
1910 5,000 00 



Bonds Nos. 26, 27, 28, 
29 and 30, dated No- 
vember 12, 1891, pay- 
able November 12, 
1911 $ 5,000 00 

Bonds Nos. 1, 2 and 3, 
dated July 1, 1893, 
payable July 1, 1902. 3,000 00 

Bonds Nos. 4, 5, 6 and 

7, dated July 1, 1893, 

payable July 1, 1903. 4,000 00 
Bonds Nos. 8, 9, 10 and 

11, dated July 1, 1893, 

payable July 1 , 1904 . 4,000 00 
Bonds Nos. 12, 13, 14, 

15, 16 and 17, dated 

July 1, 1893, payable 

July 1,1912 6,000 00 

Bonds Nos. 18, 19, 20, 

21, 22 and 23, dated 

July 1, 1893, payable 

July 1,1913 6,000 00 

Bonds Nos 1, 2, 3, 4 

and 5, dated May L, 

1896, payable May 1, 

1908 5,000 00 

Bonds Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 

6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13, 

14 and 15, dated Aug. 

1, 1897, payable Au^. 

1,1914 7,500 00 

Total bonds. $ 89,000 00 

Note — All of the 
above bonds bear inter- 
est at the rate of 5 per 
cent per annum. 
Mortgage note, dated 

November 18, 1895, 

payable November 18, 

1900, given for part 

purchase price of 

Laurel avenue site, . 700 00 



Total liabilities I 89,700 00 



Amount subject to division . .1 120,586 70 



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Of whirh the City of 
Chicago is entitled to 

percent thereof W?,*^)*} 24 

And the unaiinexed 

pHPt of District No. 'J 

is entitled to27..'W> per 

cent thereof ;W,H80 46 

$ 120,r>h»» 70 

STATEMENT. 

Board of Education of the City of Chicago 
in account with the unannexed p:irt of Dis- 
trict 2, T. :il>N., R. 13 E. 

Dr. 

To share of property as 

above shown $ 32.9S0 4») 

To 27.35?') of rebate on 

insurance in force 

April 8, ISOy 300 20 

Total debit * 33.280 46 

Cr. 

By 27.35:5 of $1,598.28 charged 
the Board of Education f«r in- 
terest accrued April 8, 1899, on 
bonded indebtedness and in- 
cluded la and charged to the 
Board of Education of the City 
of Chicago in the division of 
funds as reported December 27, 
1899 $ 437 12 

To 72.65% of §5,195,58, 
cash in hands of 
Township Treasurer, 
ailewed and retained 
by District No. 2 3.774 69 

Total credit ■< 4.211 81 

Balance due from the Board of 
Education of the City of Chi- 
cago to District No. 2. *s9. 13. . .$ 29,068 65 

Note — This statement does not include an | 
adjustment of special assessments, that were | 
a lien on the school property. April S. 1899. j 

In the foregoing valuation and division of | 



pre|)erty the Board of Education of Ihe City 
of Chicago takes and is charged with all uf 
the property named at the Taluatioo llierein 
set forth, and assumes the total t>ondiMl and 
mortgage intiel>tedness of said Hch<x)l District 
No. two(2;, aggregating eighty-nine thousand 
seven hundred (fS9,700.(J0) dollarH, as therein 
set fortli, leaving a balance due from the 
Board of Education of the City of Chicago to 
said District No. two(2). Township thirty-nine 
(39). Range thirteen n3), ©f twenty-nine thou- 
sand sixty-eight and tj.")-100(if29.()»>><.65)dollars, 
after mal<ing the allowances as shov/n in the 
foregoing statement, and we therefore recom- 
mend the approval of this report, and the 
adoption of the following resolution, viz: 

Resolved, By the Board of Education of the 
City of Chicago, that the report of the valua- 
tion and division of property taken by the 
City of Chicago by the annexation of part of 
District No. two(2 .Townshipthirty-ninef39), 
Range thirteen (13), in the Town of Cicero lo 
the said City of Chicago, by vote of the peopie 
on April 4th, 1S99, by the Committee on 
Finance, as heretofore presented to this Board, 
be and the same is hereby approved, and that 
the Board of Education of the City of Chicago 
take and be charged with all of the property 
in said annexed portion, as set forth in said 
report, at the valuation therein giren. and 
hereby assumes and is to pay. as it matures, 
the said bonded and mortgage indebted- 
ness aggregating eighty-nine thousand seven 
hundred ($89,700.00) dollars, and is hereby ob- 
ligated to pay to Dis.trict No. two (2), Town- 
ship thirty-nine (39), Range thirteen (13) afore- 
said, the balance due it on said settlement of 
twenty-nine thousand sixty-eight 65-K 
($29,068.65) dollars out of the tax levy to be 
made for A. D. 1900, subject to the approval 
of the City Council of the City of Chicago. 

Your committee recommends that a copy of 
this report, together with a copy ©f the report 
submitted to and approved by the Board 
December 27, 1S99. be transmitted to the City 
Council and the concurrence of the City 



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1365 



Council in the division of funds and property 
be respectfully requested. 

RespecfuUy submitted, 



Committee on Fhiauce. 



STATEMENT OF DIVISION OF FUNDS AND 
PROPERTY AS AUTHORIZED BY THE 
BOARD. 

To the Mayor and City Council of the City of 
Chicago in Coimcil Assembled: 

The Board of Education of the City of 



Chicago herewith presents an itemized state- 
ment of values in the annexed and un- 
annexed portions of District 2, 39, 13, and of 
the division of funds and property, as au- 
thorized by your Honorable Body, by a reso- 
lution adopted December 4, 1899, wherein it 
was provided that the settlement of school 
matters, with the School District 2, 39, IB, 
known as Austin, sheuld be referred to the. 
Board of Education to ascertain the amount 
of the indebtedness of such schoel district, if 
any. to be paid by the City of Chicago, an(i 
ascertain what would be the proper division 
of the school property and funds of said dis- 
membered school district according to law, 
and report back to the Council, by ordinance 
or otherwise, with its recommendation 
thereon. 



Adjustment of Property and Accounts. 

A repsrt of the Committee, to whom was referred the adjustment of property and ac- 
counts between that part of District 2 (Austin) annexed to the City of Chicago and the unan- 
nexed part of that district, submitted, subiect to correction for errors and ommissions, the 
following- 

State of Illinois, ) 
County of Cook [ 

A. S. Cameron, ©f said county and state, being duly sworn, deposes and says that he has 
made a careful examination of the valuation of School District No. 2, Township thirty-nine 
North, Range thirteen, in the Town of Cicero, on the basis of the equalized value of said 
district for the year 1898, and that the result of said examination is hereby shown. 

The total equalized value ©f said district for said year was : 

Real estate , 11,510,396 00 

Personal property 998,559 00 

Railroad 204,267 00 

Total «1.813,222 00 

That since that time the following described territory from said District No. 2 has been 
annexed to the City of Chicago, viz. : East }4 of Section 5, east 3^ of Section 8, east of 
Section 17, the west }4 of Section 4, the west ^ of Section 9, and all of S«ction 16. That 
the relative values of the annexed and unannexed parts of said District No. 2 on the equalized 
value of 1898 are shown below : 

Ami exed Part. Unannexed Pari. 
Real estate f 1,1 57,919 00 $352,477 00 

Personal....: .' 68,450 00 30,109 qO 

Railroad "991,003 00 113,264 00 

Total 11,317,372 00 1495,850 00 

And this deponent further says that from said examination he finds that 72 65-100 per cent 



^eniJ«r a,) 1306 [1900 

t»l the valuation of »aUI district was annexed lo the City of Chlcajro. and 27 ar>-lO(> per eent of 
the valuation of aald district was not annexed, and further 4iei>oncnt sayeth not. 

(Si;;ned) A. B. Cambkos. 

*^ubscril«ed and sworn to before iiie Ibis (Hb day of December. A. D. 18W. 

(Sicned) Obo. V. Tewksbi uy, 

(Seal Notary I'nblir. 

^qualizcil valuatit»u «»f District •* annexed to Chicago $ 1,317. 

Squa'.zt'd vaiuatiuii of District i not annexed to Chicag^o 49.5.S.')0 (MJ 



Total valuation f l,8l3.*>'>i 00 

Of which total valuation 72.65 per cent belongs to part annexed; 27.35 percent belon^cs 
%o part not annexed. 

Heceived from County Treasurer. May 12 * 10.000 00 

lleceired from County Treasurer, June 6 5,000 00 

Received from County Superintendent. State Fund. June 27 l,35*j 44 

Heceiwd from distribution of interest, October 2 



Total $ 1^,058 32 

In the hand? of the County Treasurer 41.287 09 



Total received and to be received i .■>9,345 41 

V): which amount the Board of Education of the City of Chicago re- 
ceives 72.65% * 43,114 44 

5>istrict 2 receives 27.35 T 16,230 97 

— ? 50,345 41 

Paid by TuicujsJtiiJ Tr€(unrer. 

1?jr raVilities incurred prior to April 8, 1899 f 17,674 33 

^f which amount joint account pays $ 3.240 25 

t>. strict 2 pays 486 24 

? 3.726 49 



"^iie Board of Education of the City of Chicago pays $ 13.947 84 

^Id orders paid on joint account by District 2 • * 1.732 72 

'Oae-fourth of teachers' orders for April, District 2 1,293 75 

^le-fourth ef janitors" orders for April. District 2 Ill 25 

'One'fourtli of rents for April. District 2 9 38 

^ntere;l on January. February and March orders unpaid 93 15 



$ 3.240 25 

Board of Education of the City of Chicago pays 72.65t of the $3.240.25 ? 2.a54 04 



1'fee Board of Education of the City of Chicago pays 72.>)5'' of the $17,674.33, 

equal to 16,301 88 

DisUiet No, 2 pays 27.35% of the #3.240.27. equal to 886 21 

-district IXo. 2 pays not on joint account 4S6 24 



6 17.674 33 



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Joint Accoxmt of Ujipaid Orders. 

Teachers' orders for January, February and March I 15,525 00 

General teachers' orders and bills unpaid 97 34 

Total orders of joint account f 15,622 34 

The Board of Education of the City of Chicag© pays 72.65^ of the 

$15,622.84 - # 11,849 63 

District 2 pays 27.35^. of the $15,622.34 4,272 71 

Total , . f 15,622 34 

Total receipts as shown above , 59,345 41 

Of which the B^ard of Education of the City of Chicago receives 

72.65% , equal to S 43,114 44 

District 2 receives :i7.35^ , equal to 16,280 97 

$ 59,345 41 

Total amount paid by District 2 for liabilities incurred prior to April 

3,1899 17,674 3a 

Liabilities incurred prior to April 8, 1899, unpaid 15,652 34 

Total...' $ 38,326 67 

The Board of Education of the City of Chicago's share of orders paid.f 13,789 29 

Paid on joint account 2,854 04 

The B@ard of Education of the City of Chicago's snare on joint or- 
ders unpaid 11,849 63 

The Board of Education of the City of Chicago also pays three- 
quarters of 140.00. 80 00 

I 27.472 96 

District 2's share of orders, paid $ 694 79 

District 2's share on joint account, paid 886 21 

District 2's share of orders, unpaid 4,272 71 

— $ 5,853 71 

$ 33,326 67 

The Board of Education of the City of Chicago's share of receipts. . . $ 43,144 44 

The Board of Education of the City of Chicago's share of payments. . 27,472 96 

Net liabilities $ 15,64148 

District 2's share of receipts $ 16,230 97 

District 2's share of payments 5,853 71 

Net liabilities | 10,377 26 

From the foregoing statement it is shown that the Board ®f Educa- 
tion of the City of Chicago is to receive the sum of $ 15,641 48 

And is liable for the following: 

Teachers' orders issued for May salaries ,$ 1,500 00 

Teachers' @rders issued for June salaries 5,175 00 

■Teachers' orders issued for September salaries... 5,027 50 

* 11,702 50 

Interest on same from July 6 to December 20 684 12 

$ 12,386 62 



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Letivini; buluncu duu to the Uoni'd of i<Mucution of the City of Clii- 

rajfo from the County Treiibu lor ♦ 8,254 86 

Hy at) itrran^'t^iuiMit with District 2 to tuk« ull tlie outKtuiuliii;^' liahilitieK, said district 
will Ite <Miti(lc(l to rcfiiive of tlu; fuinis in \\n: liantls of tin; ('ouiity Treasurer the following: 

Oil acttouiit af the division as sljowii aboTc # 1(),;{;{7 2t» 

Also for llaliiUties of the .Hoard of Kducation of tlie (^Ity of Chl('!i>fo 12,410 iVl 

Also for liabilities, joint account ir),(>22 'M 

— r « 3S,4Ui 22 



Total ♦ 41,071 OH 

Amount in hands of Township Treasurer $ 883 {)9 

Amount in hands of County Treasurer 41,2S7 (W 



Total for distribution I 41,071 08 

Of which the Board of Education of the City of Chicago receives $ 3,254 80 



And District 2 shall receiye. 



38,410 22 



41.071 08 

1 have carefully examined the abeve and foregoing «tatement and believe that the same is 
correct. 

Daniel J. McMahon. 
Attorney for the Board of Education. 
The Committee recommended that the President of the Board be authorized to notify the 
Corporation Counsel of the City of Chicago ef the above division of school funds and request 
him to direct payment by the County Treasurer to District 2, and to the City Treasurer, as is 
herein found to be severally due. 



Property. 

High school site, located on Frink street, 
between Walnut and Willow avenues, de- 
scribed as Lots 1 to 38, both inclusive, in the 
sub. of the S. 541.37 feet of the E. six acres 
of Lot 8, of Frink's Sub., lying in the N. E. 
1^ of the S. E. }4 of Sec. 8, and the N. W. }i 
of the S. W. }i ©f Sec. 9, all in Township 39 
N., R. 13 E. size of lot 327x475.34 feet. 

Value of site $ 34,750 00 

Value of building, 

north end (brick) . . . 18,000 00 
Value of building, 

south end (brick) . . . 40,000 00 
Value of furniture, 

books and apparatus 3,414 05 



-% 96,164 05 



Madiion street site, located on 
the N. W. corner of Madison 
street and Pine avenue, de- 
scribed as Lots 39 and 46, both 
inclusive, in Block 6 in Crafts' 



Addition to Austinville, lying 
in the W. X S. W. of Sec. 
9, 39, 13; size of lot 200x140 
feet. 

Value of site $ 12,000 00 

Value of building 

(brick) 20,000 00 

Value of furniture, 
books and apparatus 518 00 



-$ 32,518 00 



Iowa street site, located on Iowa 
street, between Central and 
Park avenues, described as 
Lets 18 to 31, both inclusive, 
and the S. 16 feet of Lot 32, in 
Block 9, in the re-sub. of Blocks 
1, 2, 8, 9, 10 and 11 ©f Salis- 
bury's Sub. of the E. of the 
S. E. 1^ of Sec. 5, 39, 13: size 
of lot 174.10x264.86 feet. 

Value of site % 10.150 00 



Deeember 3, J 



1369 



[1900 



Value of building 

(brick) 20,000 00 

Value of furniture, 

books and apparatus 444 00 



-$ 30,994 00 



Laurel avenue site, located ®n the 
N. W. corner of Laurel avenue 
and Superior street, described 
as Lots 20 to 23, both inelusire, 
in Block 2 in Wm. S. Walker's 
Sub. ©f W. of N. E. )i of N. 
W. % ®f Sec. 9, 39, 13 ; size of 
Lot 161.45x133.92 feet. 

Value of site % 3,400 00 

Value ®f building 

(brick) 20,000 00 

Value of furniture, 

books and apparatus. 621 40 



24,021 40 



Ohio street site, located on the 
N. E. corner of Ohio street 
and Park avenue, described as 
Lot 2 in Block 2, Austinville, 
Austin's Sub. of S. E. S«c. 
8, 39, 13 ; size of lot 140.25x170 
feet. 

Value of site $18,250 00 

Value of building 

(brick) 8,300 00 

Value of furniture, ' 

books and apparatus 286 50 



-$ 26.836 50 



Mandell School (rented build- 
ing), value of furniture, 
books and apparatus 



152 75 



Total value sites, buildings, 
furniture, books and appa- 
ratus ■. % 210,287 70 

LIABILITIES. 

Bond No. 9. dated 
March 1, 1882, pay- - 
able March 1, 1900..$ 1,000 00 

Bond No. 10, dated 
March 1, 1882, pay- 
able March 1, 1901 . . 1,000 00 

Bonds Nos. 3, 4, 5 and 
6, dated November 1 , 



1888, payable Novem- 
ber 1, 1900 % 4,000 00 

Bonds Nos. 7 and 8, 
dated November 1, 
1888, payable Novem- 
ber 1, 1901 2,000 00 

Bonds Nos. 9 and 10, 
dated November 1, 
1888, payable Novem- 
ber 1, 1902 2,000 00 

Bonds Nos. 11 and 12, 
dated November 1, 
1888, payable Novem- 
ber 1, 1903 2,000 00 

Bond No. 13, dated 
November 1, 1888, 
payable November 1, 
1904 1,000 00 

Bonds Nos. 14 and 15, 
dated November 1, 
1888, payable Novem- 
ber 1, 1905 2,000 00 

Bonds Nos, 16 and 17, 
dated November 1, 
1888, payable Novem- 
ber 1, 1906 2,000 00 

Bonds N©s. 18 and 19, 
dated November 1, 
1888, payable Novem- 
ber 1, 1907 2,000 00 

Bonds Nos. 20, 21, 22, 
23 and 24, dated No- 
vember 1, 1888, pay- • 
able November 1, 1908 4,500 00 

Bonds N©s. 1, 2, 3, 4 
and 5, dated Novem- 
ber 12, 1891, payable 
November 12, 1905. . 5,000 00 

Bonds Nos. 6, 7, 8, 9 
and 10, dated Novem- 
ber 12, 1891, payable 
November 12, 1906. . 5,000 00 

Bonds Nos. 11, 12, 13, 
14 and 15, dated No- 
vember 12, 1891, pay- 
able November 12, 
1907 5,000 00 



1370 



BoiuiH NoK. 1<>, 17, 18, 

P.» and liO. dated No- 

VfHihor 12, 1.SUI, pay- 

nh\v November I'i, 

I'.td'.l 5,000 00 

B«.mis Nos. 21, 22, 2:}, 

24 and 25, (luted No- 
vember 12, IHIH, pay- 

jible November 12. 

l<tU) 5,()(M)()0 

Bonds Nos. 26, 27, 2.S, 

2Uand 30, dated No- 
vember 12, IMM, pay- 

able November 12, 

1911 5,0UU 00 

Bonds Nos. 1, 2 and 3, 

dated July 1, 1893, 

payable July 1, 1902. 3,000 00 
Bonds Nos. 4, 5, and 

7. dated July 1. 1893, 

payable July 1, 1903. 4.000 00 
Bond.« Nos. 8, 9, 10 and 

ll.dated July 1, 1893, 

payable July 1, 1904. 4,000 00 
Bonds Nos. 12. 13, 14, 

15. 16 and 17. dated 

July 1. 1893, payable 

July 1. 1912 6,000 00 

Bonds Nos. IS, 19. 20, 

21. 22 and 23, dated 

July 1, 1893, payable 

July 1, 1913 6,000 00 

Bonds Nos. 1. 2, 3. 4 

and 5. dated May 1, 

1S96, payable May 1. 

1908 5.OO0 00 

Bonds Nos. 1, 2, 3. 4, 5, 

6. 7. S. 9, 10, 11. 12, 

13. 14 and 15. dated 

August 1, 1897. pay- 
able August 1, 1914. . 7.500 00 

Total bonds § 89,000 00 

Note— All the above 
bonds bear interest at 
the rate of 5 per cent 
per annum. 



Morttfnijc note, dated 
November is, 1895, 
payable Novetnb<fr 
1^. 1900. ^flven for 
part purchase i)riee 
of Laurel avenue site * 700 00 

Total liabilities * 89,700 OO 

Amount subject to di- 
vision I 120,586 70 

Of which the City of 
Chicago is entitled to 
72.65 per cent there- 
of >< 87,»W6 24 

And the un-annexed 
part of District No. 2 
is entitled to 27.35 per 

cent thereof * 32,980 46 

* 120,586 70 



STATEMENT. - 

Board of Education of the City of Chicago in 
account with the un-annexed part of Dis- 
trict 2. T. 39 N., R. 13 E. 

Br. 

To share of property, 

as above shown ^ 32,980 46 

To 27.35;:^ of rebate on 

insurance in fotce 

April 8, 1899 300 20 



Total debit. 



$ 33,280 46 



Cr. 



By 27.35s; of 81,598.28. 
charged by the Board 
of Education for in- 
terest accrued April 
8, 1899, on bonded in- 
debtedness, and in- 
cluding in and 
charged to the Board 
of Education ©f the 
City of Chicago in 
the division of funds 
as reported Decem- 
ber 27. 1899 § 



437 12 



December 3,] 



1371 



By 72M% of $5,195.58, 
cash in hands of 
Township Treasurer, 
allowed and retained 
by District' No. 2 .... I 3,774 69 

Total credit $ 4,311 81 

Balance due from the Board of 
Education of the City of Chi- 
cago to J)istrict No. 2, 39, 13. . .$ 29,068 65 

Note — This statement does not include an 
adjustment of special assessments that were 
a lien on the school property April 8, 1899. 

In the foregoing valuation and division of 
property, the Board of Education of the City 
Gf Chicago takes and is charged with all the 
property named, at the valuation therein set 
forth, and assumes the total bonded and 
mortgage indebtedness of said School District 
No. two (2), aggregating eighty-nine thou- 
sand seven hundred ($89,700.00) dollars, as 
therein set forth, leaving a balance due from 
the Board ®f Education of the City of Chi- 
cago t© said District No. two (2), Township 
thirty-nine (39), Range thirteen (13), of 
twenty-nine thousand sixty-eight and sixty- 
five one-hundredths (129,068.65) dollars, after 
making the allowances as shown in the fore- 
going statement, and we therefore recom- 
mend the approval of this report, and the 
adoption of the following resolution, viz: 

Resolved^ By the Board of Education of 
the City of Chicago, that the report of the 
valuation and division of property taken by 
the City of Chicago by the annexation of 
part of District No. two (2), Township 
thirty-nine (39), Range thirteen (13), in the 
Town of Cicero, to the said City of Chicago, 
by vote of the people on April 4th, 1899, by 
the Committee on Finance, as heretofore pre- 
sented to this Boards be and the same is 
here»y approved, and that the Board of 
Education of the City of Chicago take and be 
charged with all of the property in said 
annexed portion, as set forth in said report, 
at the valuation therein given, and hereby 



assumes and is to pay, as it matures,, the said 
bonded and mortgage indebtedness^ aefgre-. 
gating eighty-nine thousand seven httcd^edj 
(189,700.00) dollars, and is hereby obligatec^ 
to pay to District No. two (2), Townships 
thirty-nine (39), Range, thirteen (13). afore-., 
said, the balance due it on said settlement of ■ 
twenty-nine thousand sixty-eight and sixty-, 
five ©ne-hundredths ($29,068.65) dollars, outi 
of the tax levy to be made for the year A. D. 
1900, subject to the approval of the City: 
Council of the City of Chicago. 

Your Committee recommends that a copy or 
this report, together with a copy of there^. 
port submitted to and approved by the Boarc^ 
December 27, 1899, be transmitted ta the^. 
City Council and the concurrence of tba 
City Council in the division of funds an<i 
property, be respectfully requested. 
Respectfully submitted, 
Clayton Mark, 
Chester M. Dawes. 
J. S. Schwab, 

Committee o?t Fijiatiee^ 

No objections having been made to any ot 
the recommendations contained in the sev-< 
©ral reports submitted, on motion of Mr. 
Mark the reports were received and the rec-^ 
ommendations contained therein were^ 
adopted, such adoption being declared to* 
have been the action of the Board on eachj 
individual recommendation, and the esti^ 
mates on contracts and other vouchers wera 
ordered paid. 

Teas — Mr. Mark, Mrs. Sherman, Messrs. 
Sherwood, Keating, Gallagher, Mrs.O'Keefife^ 
Messrs. Meier, Christopher, Walleck, tSchwab^ 
Stolz, Claussenius, Dawes, Sexton and th©: 
President— 15. 

iVa?/.s— None. 

The City Treasurer of the City of Chicago 
is hereby authorized and directed to pay ca 
the order of the Board of Education of the 
City of Chicago upon warrants countersignecl 
by the Mayor and City Comptroller out of 



Decern I ler It. ] 



\v.m 



Ihc Hcli<M»l f II iitl^ of I lie city of (UilcatfO held 
by tilin hhI(1 school bonds tiiid siiid i»iorti;ii^e 
of siild School District nuiiihcr Iwo Ci), 
Township thlrty-nirn' (.'{'.•) North. Kiinjfe 
Ihirteen (lUi.Kiist of tliw Third I'rlnclpHl 
Meridian, sltunttd in IheCounty of Cook and 
iSiiiu- of Illinois, aiiiountlnif to eljfhty-nine 
thousnnd seven himdreil (fS'.>,7()().(M)) dollars, 
when due and intere.st thereon as it matures, 
asset forth in detail in the report of the 
Finance Committee «»f the Hoard of Educa- 
tion of the City of Chicago aforesaid; anri to 
pay on the order of the Hoard of Education 
of the City of Chicaj^o upon warrants 
countersigned hy the Mayor and City Comp- 
troller out of the school funds of the City of 
C licago held by him to the Township Treas- 
urer of Township thirty-nine (39), Rangfe 
thirlitien (18) aforesaid, for the use of the 
school directors of said sch®ol district, the 
sum of twenty-nine thousand and sixty-eig'ht 
dollars and sixty-fire cents (|!29,068.65). 
Said last mentioned sum shall be paid only 
out of the sura of twenty-nine thousand, two 
hundred and six dollars and forty-four cents 
(§29.206.44) appropriated by the City Council 
of the City of Chicago from the School Tax 
Fund by the appropriation ordinance of 
March 26. 1900, as amended April 4. 1900. 
Said payments shall be made in full settle- 
ment of any and ail claims of said school di- 
rectors of said school district on account @f 
said district, or the unaauexed part thereof, 
against the City of Chicago and its Board of 
Education, or either of then), on account of 
said annexation. 

Provided, this settlement is made without 
prejudice to the rights of the City of 
Chicago and its Board of Education, or 
either of them, against the Trustees of | 
Schools of said Township thirty-nine (39), 
Range thirteen (13), and also against and in 
f.ie Township School funds of said Town- 
ship, the common school lands situated in 
said township, and the property, the title to 
which is vested in said Trustees for the use 



of till- Inhabitants of .said Township lor 
hchool iiurpoKes. 

Skction 2. This ordinance shall take ef- 
fect and be in forci; freiii and aftej* its passaife. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed by 
yeas and nays as follows; 

lVvt« — Kenna, (joughlin. Tike, Thompson, 
Ailing, Dixon, Foreman, Jackson, filake (5th 
ward). Kent. McCormick, Martin, Hrenner, 
Fick, Garry, Novak (>^tli ward;, Hu;t, Hyrne, 
Novak (10th ward), Hrennan (10th ward), 
Duddleston, Finn, Patterson, Gary, Fowler, 
Maypole, Hos, Heilfuss, Hallstrom, Raymer, 
Smulski, Kunz, Johnson. Oberndorf, Hren- 
nan (ISth ward', Conlon. Morris, Powers, 
Pettibone, Werno. Herrmann, Smith, Gold- 
zier, Peterson, Olson, Helm, Minwegen, 
Butler, Williston. Blake (26th wardj, Kues- 
ter, Keeney, Wulff, Rector, Hackley, Russell, 
Carey, Zeman, Boyd, Eidmann, Badenoch, 
Nelson, Mavor, Watkins, Jones, Bennett, 
Corkery, Race — 68. 

JVays — None. 

Aid. Jones presented an order for curbing, 
filling and paving (macadam; 98th street, 
from the I. C. Ft. R. to South Chicago ave- 
nue, which was 

Referred to the Board of Local Improve- 
ments. 

Aid. Watkins presented the following 
orders : 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed t© have erected and 
maintained an electric light at the corner of 
l'j3d street and Indianapolis avenue. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
compel the Chica;^o and Western Indiana 
Belt Railway to have a night, as well as da}-, 
flagman located at their crossing at Commer- 
cial avenue, between 94th and 95th streets. 

Which were, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Bennett presented a petition and an 
order for opening Calumet arenue, from 55th 
street to 5jth street, which were 

Referred to the Board of Local Improve- 
ments. 

Aid. Corkery presented an order for sewer 



December 3,j 



1373 



1900 



on State street, from 113th street to 115th 
street, which was 

Referred to the Board of Local Improye- 
ments. 

Aid. Hunter presented the following^ order: 

Ordered, That the City Electrieian be and 
he is hereby directed to place an electric 
lio^ht at 52d avenue and Frink street, near 
Fifty-second Avenue Presbyterian Church. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Hunter presented a petition of the 
Chicago Commercial Association of Chicago 
on condition of the Chicago harbor, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Harbors, 
Viaducts and Bridsres. 



REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES. 

FINANCE. 

The Committee on Finance, to whom was 
referred the claims of Louis Frey and Ira M. 
Cobb for decrease of water tax, submitted a 
report recommending the passage ©f an ae- 
companying order. 

Aid. Mavor moved that the report be 
deferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report : ' 

Chicago, Decembers, 1900. 

To the Jfayor and Aldermen of the City of 
Chicago in Council Assembled : 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was 
referred claims of Louis Frey and Ira M. 
Cobb for decrease of water tax, having had 
the same under advisement, beg leave to re- 
port and recommend the passage of the fol- 
lowing order : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be and he is hereby authorized and di- 
rected to decrease the water taxes on the fol- 
lowing property, as per his recommendations 
hereto attached : 

Louis Frey. 1012'3 Comn^iercial avenue. .^67 00 

Ira M. Cobb. 112S 92d place 14 00 

Ira M. Cobb. 4256 Artesian avenue 18 00 

Ira M. Cobb, 759 West 117th place.. .. 17 50 



Ira M. Cebb. IISOS Wallace street S20 00 

Ira M. Cobb, 10341 Avenue N 27 00 

Ira M. Cobb, 10536 Hoxie street 25 50 

Ira M. Cobb, 969 106th street. . . 29 75 

Ira M. Cobb. 971 106th street 50 25 

Ira M. Cobb, 975 106th street 29 75 

Wm. Mavor, 

Chairma)i. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
claims for rebate of water tax, submitted a 
report recommending the passage of an ac- 
companying order. 

Aid. Mavor moved that the report be 
deferred and published. ' 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report: 

Chicago, December 3, 1900. 

To the 3fayor and Aldermen of the City of 
Chicago in Council Assembled : 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was 
referred claiais of Frances Welles Shepard 
and Dr. D. O'Brien for rebate of water tax, 
having hau the same under advisement, beg 
leave to report and recommend the passage 
of the following order : 

Ordered. That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby authorized 
and directed to issue vouchers to the follow- 
ing named persons in the amount set opposite 
their names; the same to be in full of all 
claims for rebates of water taxes on accsunt 
of vacancy of said premises, and the Comp- 
troller is ordered to pay the same : 
Dr. D. O'Brien, 642 West 81st street. . 5 63 
Frances Welles Shepard, 5553 Went- 

Worth avenue 11 65 

Wm. Mavok, 
Chair^aan. 



A.LSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was re- 
ferred the claim of John Creighton for ser- 
vices during disability, submitted a report 
recommending the passage of an accompany- 
ing order. 

Aid. Mavor moved that the report be de- 
ferred and published. ^ 

The motion prevailed". 



Dec ftiibi'i I 



1374 



(1900 



The followiin; Ih the re|«)rl: 

('iii( \(io. DrcrmluT M, I'.HH). 

To tfif Maifitr and Aldermen of the <jUy oj 
Chicayo in Council Assembled: 

' Your Cutniiiittcft on Kiminco, to wlioin was 
referred claim uf John L'reinhtoii, having' Imd 
the same uiidor atWis«meiit, bc>; leave t» re- 
port and reeommniil the uassntre of the fol- 
low! ntr order: 

(>/•(/</•((/, Thai the Commissioner of Public 
Works he and he is hereby authorized and 
directed to allow John Creij^hton the sum of 
♦CkS.OO, beiny: one month's pay for the time 
lost durinj^ disability caused by accident 
which occurred at the Fourteenth Street 
Pumping Station, on May 21), lUUO. upon a- 
proper and suflicient release of the City from 
all liability for the said accident and claims 
arising therefrom, per his recommendation 
hereto attached. 

AVm. Mavou, 
Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
the claim of Frank Meine for rebate of 
special assessment, submitted a report recom- 
mending the passage of an ac«ompanying 
order. 

Aid. Mavor moved that the report be 
deferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report: 

Chicago, December 3. 1900. 

To the 2fayor and Aldermeyi of the City o;f 
Chicago in Council Assemhled : 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was 
referred claim of Frank Meine for rebate of 
special assessment, having had the same un- 
der advisement beg leave to report and recom- 
itiCnd the passage of the following order: 

Ordered. That the Board of Local Improve- 
ments be and it is hereby authorized and 
directed to issue a voucher to Frank Meine 
for 5^6.93. being the amount paid by him on 
Warrant No. 24209, as per duplicate receipt 
hereto attached; the ordinance for this im- 
provement having been repealed April 
23. 1900. 

^ Wm. Mayor, 

Chairman. 



The same Coiiitnlttce. to whom was referred 
siin<lry vouclmrR for hors<; feed in Fire De- 
partment, suliiiiitted a report rccommeudint; 
the passaf^e of an accompanying order. 

Aid. Mavor moved that the repert be 
deferred and j)ubllshed. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report: 

Chicago, Decem\#er 3, 1900. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of 
Chicago in Council Assembled : 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom 
was referred vouchers for horse feed in Fire 
Department, having had the same under ad- 
visement, beg leave to report and recommend 
the j)assage of the following order: 

Ordered, That the Comptroller be and he 
is hereby authorized and directed to pay the 
following vouchers issued by the Fire De- 
partment for horse feed, and charge same to 
appropriation for that purpose: 



John W. Lyke ?= T97 07 

John W. Lyke 749 45 

John W. Lyke 1,268 37 

John W. Lyke.. 1,324 74 

A. F. Walther 253 20 

A. F. Walther 174 40 

A. F. Walther 116 20 

Wm. M. Herely 26 40 

Wm. M. Herely 25 10 

G. S. Blakeslee & Co 43 80 

G. S. Blakeslee & Co 86 40 

C. H. Crosby 227 60 

C. H. Crosby 291 20 

Atzel Bros 5 60 

J. T. Rawleigh & Co 4 50 



Wm. Mavor, 
Chairman. 

also. 

The same Committee, t© whom was referred 
the claim of Nicholas Wagner for rent of 
eity yard, submitted a report recommending 
the passage «f an accompanying order. 

Aid. Mavor